Parental Apps Every Parent Should Have

Apps Every Parent Should Have

  • Ask.Fm is known for cyber bullying. The app encourages users to allow anonymous people to ask them questions.
  • Bumble is similar to the popular dating app Tinder, however it requires women to make the first move. Kids have been known to use Bumble to create fake accounts and falsify their age.
  • Calculator% is one of several secret apps used to hide photos, videos, files, and browser history.
  • Facebook is a popular social media site where users can share posts and pictures either privately or publicly, and can request to become ‘friends’ with anyone around the world.
  • Grindr is an anonymous dating site primarily used for securing hookups. Though it is similar to Tinder, it is known for specifically preying on young men and “catfishing.”
  • Instagram is a photo and video sharing app where users can explore content based on location, keywords, and more. A private profile means that anyone can see the content that your child posts.
  • Kik allows anyone to contact and direct message your child. Kids can bypass traditional text massaging features. Kik gives users unlimited access to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
  • Live.Me is a live-streaming video app that uses geolocation to share videos so users can find out a braodcaster’s exact location. Users can earn “coins” as a way to “pay” minors for photos.
  • Noonlight is an app that protects users by allowing them to press a button in potentially unsafe situations, and after 10 seconds of them letting go, the police are called to their location.
  • Omegle is a free online video chat website that promotes chatting anonymously to strangers.
  • Snapchat is primarily used for users to send photos/videos that will disappear after one viewing, features including “stories” allows user to view content for up to 24 hours. Snapchat also allows users to see others’ locations.
  • TikTok is one of the most popular apps this year. TikTok is a video-sharing app that allows users to create and post short videos for anyone to see. TikTok trends have influenced harmful behavior among teenagers.
  • Tinder is a dating app that introduces strangers who can decide to chat based on each others’ images and profile. It is known for “catfishing,” where someone creates a false profile and identity to lure others on dates.

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