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Again, because kids are online when using it, they are open to anyone who wants to try and connect with them.This is yet another app with picture sharing capabilities as well, making it appealing for both cyber bullying and sexually oriented interaction.Used to make and share short videos, six seconds in length that loop over and over again, this app is actually owned by Twitter.A messaging function has been added since the app launched and those using the app can search based on location.We keep updating this post as new apps come on the scene, so be sure to check back often.Also, a great way to protect your kids and make sure they are using their phones responsibly is to have them sign a cell phone contract.Whisper’s tag line is “Express Yourself – Share Secrets – Meet New People.” Already this doesn’t sound good for kids, right?
Also, take care to check the age restrictions listed by most apps before downloading. You will be prompted to set-up a passcode and then you can choose what they can access on their own and what they’ll need you to enter the passcode to access. This is an instant messenger/social networking hybrid.
In addition, this is a commonly used app for sexting.
This app allows kids to send photos that once opened by the recipient disappear after 10 seconds.
Many parents are unaware they exist and few of the apps actually have any real age verification process. On an i Phone go into SETTINGS, GENERAL, RESTRICTIONS. Kids can send basic messages like texting, but also photos and files.
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. Since it is used over the internet and anyone can attempt to connect with your child.
We’ve got a FREE Printable one available in our post Cell Phone Rules For Tweens and Teens.