Helping parents keep up with the latest "apps" that children are downloading. Gives parents the information they need to decide if their child can use the app responsibly, or if it needs to be
Helping parents keep up with the latest "apps" that children are downloading. Gives parents the information they need to decide if their child can use the app responsibly, or if it needs to be deleted from their devices.
Keeping up with the latest popular
KiK •A free texting app available for
iPhones, Android, Windows, and
•This app can also be downloaded
onto an iPod or iPad.
•Users can talk to multiple people,
upload pictures and files.
•Dangers: Teens are using this
app to send and receive nude
pictures. If your child’s KiK profile
is public (available for anyone to
see), random strangers can
contact your child and send them
inappropriate text and pictures as
well. This site can also be used to
bully fellow students.
SnapChat •Mobile messaging app that
destroys photo’s and text
messages within 10 seconds
of them being opened.
•Often referred to as the “safe
•User sets the amount of time
the recipient can view their
photo (range of 1-10
seconds) before it self-destructs.
•Dangers: Youth think the
pictures they are sending are
gone for good. But people
can still grab screenshots of
your photo. You will be
alerted the recipient has
made a copy, but you can’t
retrieve your photo.
•Yik Yak is an anonymous social
•it allows people to anonymously
create and view posts within a 1.5
mile radius depending on how
many other users are nearby
•All users have the ability to
contribute to the stream by writing,
responding, and up voting or down
•It is intended for adults 18 and
Students under 18 are using the
site. And because it is anonymous,
it has become a place students can
cyber-bully and harass.
•An online photo-sharing and social
networking service that enables its
users to take pictures and videos and
share them on a variety of social
networking services, such
as Facebook, Twitter,
Tumblr and Flickr.
•Dangers: Users can post a malicious
photo of a target for all to see. It is
possible to caption an insulting picture
with a target’s username or post cruel
comments under a photo. Users can
add hurtful hashtags under a photo
such as #ugly #tryweightwatchers
•Is a controversial Q & A service.
•Users create a profile page and
other users post questions to them
anonymously or with their name.
•Questions that have been recently
answered are visible on the user’s
•Dangers: It is unmoderated, has
no parental controls, and is an
overseas based company (Latvia).
Terms of service state that all
disputes will be settled under
Latvian Law. This site has become
a place for cruel and sexually
explicit questions. Several US
suicides have been linked to
bullying from this site.
MeetMe •Social networking site that
connects people to chat and
•When you log on, it lists people
who are online. It uses GPS to
show who’s nearby and how far
away they are.
•Dangers: Shows your child’s
location to potential predators.
Many of the profile pictures are
provocative. Younger children
can easily fake their age and talk
to older site members.
•Vine allows you to share six Vine
second looping videos.
•Meant to give people a
snapshot into your day, or a
place to post funny videos.
•Dangers: Pornographic or
inappropriate videos are
being shared and are easily
In the News….
Read Article About Florida Girl's Suicide
Linked to Social Networking Site
“I posted a picture of myself on Instagram and people started
commenting these awful things like “Eww ur so ugly” “Why
don’t you go kill urslef everyone would be happier that way”
And I KNOW these people…they go to my school. I cried for a
good 2 hours. I’m never going on Instagram again. I wish I
could disappear so I don’t I have to go to school.” ~ 12 year-old
girl from Colorado
Read Amanda Todd's Story
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