Pokimane has called for Twitch to add a separate kids section to the platform to filter out inappropriate content.
Imane “Pokimane” Anys is one of Twitch’s biggest streamers, and she has also been a subject of hate raids and abuse. In her opinion, Twitch needs to be a safer place for kids who “don’t know any better”.
She suggested that Twitch should introduce a kids-specific category to make the platform a safer place for all ages. Currently, there is no kids version of Twitch, so younger viewers see the same stuff that everyone sees. That includes hateful comments or inappropriate content.
She said, “maybe the way Twitch should manage it is all kids should be on kids version of the apps and platforms. Kids on the internet will regurgitate absolutely everything, even if they have no idea what they’re saying.”
Is Twitch A Toxic Environment For Kids?
Pokimane believes Twitch should be more careful about kids on their platform. Allowing them to access all kinds of streams could potentially lead to a toxic environment, increasing the need for a more positive space.
“When I first started playing online games I was 11 or 12, along those lines. I remember my experience first going on the internet was great. I made friends in these games, we did quests together. It was wholesome. Even though they were older, it was a nice, sweet experience. Memories I will treasure forever. Maybe that’s why I grew up so I didn’t harass people for no reason.”
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