Parents' Guide to

BIGO LIVE - Live Stream

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Livestreamer rewards narcissism, has adult content.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 172 parent reviews

age 18+
I get ads for this app all the time, I see it as an excuse to lure underage kids into dangerous territory, so I put this as an adult only app in my book.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much consumerism
age 18+ "bigo live" is a scam has scammed me over and over for the last year, how? I buy diamonds from and i sign the otp, what happen next, bigo never sends the diamonds or in other words "merchandise". And the whole payment stays on pending, i have all the evidence that bigo pulled the money, i reported it to the bank and they said since you signed it we can't do anything about it. Yet they advised to report bigo to the police, i been losing over 10k$ of those scams for the last year and now i decided since they are not welling to cooperate and solve the problem, i will first tell the whole world what bigo is. Then i will report bigo to the police and go to court if Necessary and sue them.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (172):
Kids say (11):

This is another of those social media apps that can be used to create and share entertaining content, but is just as often used to promote violent or sexually suggestive themes. Primarily used by gamers and aspiring performing artists, the 17+ rated app uses AI to verify the age of its users, but it's not a perfect system. Its childlike app store logo and game-like presentation appears designed to attract younger audiences and plays to their desires for fame and popularity. A big chunk of  BIGO LIVE - Live Stream's user-generated videos are of scantily clad young women (some appear to be under 18, though it's difficult to tell), with commentary ranging from inappropriate to abusive. An internet search for BIGO LIVE yields countless videos of suggestive imagery of young women. Because there's no age verification beyond AI, and it asks users to reveal key personal information like age, gender, and location, it's not safe for younger teens. And while its recording and editing tools aren't bad, it promotes the worst in online narcissism, rewarding users who collect fans and achieve high ranking with real-world cash. All told, this is one "free" app that could cost your kids a lot more than money.

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