Improve Age Verification for Mature Streams
I'm not a fan of the current way Twitch has it setup for Mature Streams that are marked for +18 Mature, a click of a button shouldn't just automatically grant whoever to watch those types of streams, and so what I propose is a Age Verification system to verify those users are of age before being allowed to watch those streams by using a Digital ID Age Verification system. This would not only properly protect minors and prevent them from watching stuff they shouldn't, but also adult streamers as well.
A simple age verification check would make it so that people who are allowed to watch mature content are allowed, and those who aren't are kept out, clicking a button on a stream when warned about mature content doesn't seem like enough effort, and somewhat lazy. But it should be a one-time verification thing that ties with the users account after verifying their age. And no it's not private sensitive information that will be shown or available to streamers themselves, but only by Twitch itself and the ID system who can only see this information. The ID system would also have to make checks that they're verifying a real person and not a generated bot in order to fool the system with fake information.
There are third-party ID verification systems like Passbase which can automate ID verification and age verification process.
I kind of support this too. Or at least make an adult section where only people with verified IDs can access and move all risky content like Hot tub, bikini workouts there. Then you can also allow nudity/half nudity just within this section so creative artists which like to do some nude studies etc are allowed to stream this under verified ID section. Also some games from the "not allowed" list can then be allowed under this section only. Also bodypainting could be shifted there when the upper body part is naked.
Hear me out from an eoconomic view this would benefit twitch too, first: as the rest of the platform is safe for minors (nobody has to worry their parents will lock their access because of easy **** content availability.
Second: Advertisers will be more open to advertise on your platform as you can make advertising contracts just for the verified adult section (like **** underwar or whatsoever) and advertising contracts just for the open twitch section. No big Brand will advertise on a platform where they might have their adverts shown next to a hot tub stream.
I fully agree and support this ideal as i've done a few streams where i've had to cut short or fully modify how i am as i felt bad for being my actual self when a random 14 year old pops in after simply clicking the mature content warning away.....