But since there are no authentication requirements, sexual predators can contact minors and minors can hook up with adults -- and of course there is the sexting, notes For Every 10. Ki K is an instant messaging app that lets users exchange videos, photos and sketches. Ki K does not offer any parental controls and there is no way of authenticating users, thus making it easy for sexual predators to use the app to interact with minors. It's also the app du jour for sending a bomb threat to your school. Elizabeth Long, an Atlanta teenager who was encouraged on Yik Yak to try harder to kill herself after her attempted suicide failed, led a drive to shut the app down.
She wrote, "With the shield of anonymity, users [of Yik Yak] have zero accountability for their posts, and can openly spread rumors, call classmates hurtful names, send threats, or even tell someone to kill themselves -- and all of these things are happening." 12. This is one of the most popular social networking sites that is almost exclusively used by kids.
No parent wants to find a photo of their teen daughter or son on sites like snapperparty or sexting forum.is an anonymous chat client with which users discuss anything they'd like.This can easily result in conversations that are filled with explicit sexual content, lewd language, and references to drugs, alcohol, and violence.This is a real up-and-coming app, says online safety expert Lewis.It's an all-in-one mobile hub for chatting, sharing photos and videos; free texting and video calls too. Things can get dicey with the hidden chat feature; users can decide how long their messages can last (two seconds or a week).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.Unlike Snapchat, this one is for text messages only, not photos or videos.Burn Note's display system shows just one word at a time, adding a sense of secrecy to the messages.The best control you have (besides taking the phone away) is to just have a frank heart-to-heart about how there is no such thing as texts or photos that disappear and this is some down-and-dirty stuff that can come back to haunt them.Like Snapchat, Burn Note is a messaging app that erases messages after a set period of time.