Not for nothing, Snapchat last year published a “Snapchat Safety Center” reminding kids that nude pictures were not allowed.
“Don’t use Snapchat for any illegal shenanigans and if you’re under 18 or are Snapping with someone who might be: Keep your clothes on! The reality is, Snapchat is likely on your kid's phone.
Many users ask for personal data upfront, including location, age, and gender [ASL], something kids might supply (not realizing they don't have to).
Adults wishing to chat anonymously may find use in this app, but kids should be kept far away."Tinder is a popular app used for hooking-up and dating that allows users to "rate" profiles and locate hookups via GPS tracking.
Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. Kids can hide any app they don’t want you to see, Teen Safe says.
But keeping up with your teens' and preteens' online activities is much like trying to nail jelly to the barn door -- frustrating, futile and something bound to make you feel inept. Such is the case with Audio Manager, an app that has nothing to do with managing your teen's music files or controlling the volume on his smartphone and everything to do with him hiding things like nude photos from you. When you press and hold the Audio Manager app, a lock screen is revealed -- behind which users can hide messages, photos, videos, and other apps.
Unlike Snapchat, this one is for text messages only, not photos or videos.
Lewis says the best way to solve this situation is for parents to add their teen to their i Cloud account.
Blendr's 300 million users meet new people through GPS location services. It allows users to post text-only “Yaks” of up to 200 characters that can be viewed by the 500 Yakkers who are closest to the person who wrote the Yak, as determined by GPS tracking.
You can message, exchange photos and videos, and rate the "hotness" of other users (encouraging your kid to engage in superficial values at best). Unfortunately, the term "sext buddy" has been replaced with "Ki K buddy." Sex researcher Megan Maas, wrote on For Every that kids are using Reddit and other forums to place classified ads for sex by giving out their Ki K usernames. The issue is that these other users are regularly exposed to a barage of sexually explicit content, profanity and even personal attacks-- anonymously, of course.
It is a Q&A site where users can ask other users questions anonymously. In 2014, its new owners pledged to crack down on bullying or said they would shut down the site.
The problem is that kids sometimes target one person and the questions get nasty.