Software Version: 18.7.2
Edition: 2024
Twitch is a platform that is used for live video game streaming and has become very popular with young users. While its primary function is an online gaming catalog in which users can download a game to play, it still has the same types of risks that are common with any digital platform. This guide will provide steps to properly configure your child’s privacy settings on Twitch. It’s encouraged to set these settings to be as private as possible and to do so with your child present to allow for open communication and questions.

Privacy Settings

Twitch requires users to be at least 13 years old. It’s essential to have open communication with your child about online safety and the importance of privacy settings.

  1. Sign into your child’s Twitch account.
  2. Select the avatar in the top left-hand corner.
  3. Select Settings, then Security & Privacy.
  4. Make sure Enable additional account creation is toggled off.
  5. Tap Security and enable Two-Factor Authentication.
  6. From the Security menu, select Allow Whispers From. Select No One or Only Friends to limit who can send your child messages.
  7. From the Security & Privacy menu, disable Receive Gifts on Channels You Don’t Follow to limit interactions from unknown channels.
  8. From the Security & Privacy menu, you can also scroll down to find Blocked Users.  In this section you can enter any names you may wish to block.
  9. Review your child’s bio by selecting the Profile tab from Settings. Make sure that there is no personal information included on their account that may leave them vulnerable.
  10. To manage your child’s channel and video settings click on the avatar and select Channel.
  11. Select Video Producer, followed by Settings on the left-hand sidebar menu. Disable Store Past Broadcasts to prevent old streams from being accessed in the future.
  12. Go back to Settings on the left-hand sidebar and select Moderation to adjust your child’s chat settings for their channel. You can also adjust Auto Mod to set the level to 4, which will maximize content filtering in chats.