Problem: Kids using the app for sexting and sending nude selfies through the app is common.
You can send messages, photos, videos, rate the hotness of other users, etc. Kik Messenger: An instant messaging app with over 100 million users that allows users to exchange videos, pics and sketches.
Problem: There are no authentication requirements, so sexual predators can contact minors, minors can meet up with adults. Users can also send You Tube videos and create memes and digital gifs.
However, the “snaps” can easily be recovered and the receiver can take a screen shot and share it with others.
UPDATE: Get the 2015 Dangerous Apps List You may be thinking your kids are downloading apps because they are just a simple way for them to keep in contact with their friends.
This is certainly true for most kids, but unfortunately, even innocent use of most of these apps can land a kid in a situation he/she never intended to be in.
Also, a lot of images from Snapchat get posted to revenge porn sites, called “snap porn.” 3.
Blendr: A flirting app used to meet new people through GPS location services.
Here are some potentially dangerous apps that are popular among kids: 1.
Tinder: An app that is used for hooking-up and dating.
Also, due to the rating system, it is often used for cyber-bullying, because a group of kids can target another kid and purposefully make his/her rating go down. Snapchat: This app allows a user to send photos and videos to anyone on his/her friend list.
The sender can determine how long the receiver can view the image and then the image “destructs” after the allotted time.