Due to the anonymity of the badgering, it creates a virtually consequence-free form of cyber-bullying. Although the posts are anonymous, kids start revealing personal information as they get more comfortable with other users. Keep in mind that these types of apps are created and then terminated quickly, but similar ones are continuously being created.
Parents and Community Members: We want you to be aware of the following apps and the cons that go along with them.
The following apps might be a simple way for your child to keep in contact with his/her friends; however, even innocent use of most of these apps can land a child in a situation he/she never intended to be in.
If you want to use it, just make sure you’ve got the location services turned off and privacy settings enabled.
Plus, be clear who your child is communicating with when using it.
However, the “snaps” can easily be recovered and the receiver can take a screen shot and share it with others.
Also, a lot of images from Snapchat get posted to revenge porn sites, called “snap porn.”Problem: Kids using the app for sexting and sending nude selfies through the app is common.
There has also been a trend of teens sharing videos of fights at school.
Although Twitter has made some attempt to clean things up, it still is a questionable app for kids and is best used in the presence of parents.
You’ll be prompted to create a code and then you can select any phone functions that you don’t want your child to have free access to without your okay. A chance of rain before 2pm, then a slight chance of rain after 4pm.
Outside of Facebook and Twitter, which are perhaps the two most-used social networking websites currently available to Irish young people, there are a number of other sites we think you should know about.
Listed below are some potentially dangerous apps that are popular among young people.