Add Content Warning for Ages 13-16
The current Mature Audience Warning is for those 18+ and is used by many streamers even for games and other activities that those under 18 and over 12 can watch/chat. These ages groups are then left out. A new warning should be added that only allows those between 13-16 years old to watch/chat. When this warning is displayed the game and chat would only have things in them appropriate for such age groups. The streamer would be responsible for making sure the game is rated for such ages and that settings used in chat keeps out more mature conversations/topics. If a streamer has never played a game before, they must play it while using the Mature Audience Warning to make certain it is safe for those under 18 or even better, play it offline first.
"The current Mature Audience Warning is for those 18+ and is used by many streamers even for games and other activities that those under 18 and over 12 can watch/chat."
This is partially a lie. I've entered countless streams (in icognito without a user account loged in) with barely dressed women, no warning.
The worst part is that there on option to report this. Twitch celebrates and has no problem with this. They make good cash from it.
Age Restricted Content
I'm not sure where to post this but one thing I think is a HUGE concern is incorrectly tagged/filtered age appropriate content. It's only a matter of time before an angry parent finds their 13 year old child watching 18 rated gameplay or hearing them repeat language from their favourite creator, raises an uproar and boom 'adpocolypse' or worse.
Certain games (maybe even categories) should instantly disable family friendly tag and force 'mature content flag'. I do feel there should be a 'parent mode' too so only 'family friendly/non mature content' is shown on Twitch when selected.
Really keen on this one, I can see this being one of those "we should have seen that coming" moments.
If there is only one way to prevent this, it can continue streaming from where it left off after receiving approval via twitch contact form or live broadcast with an official ID.