Our children are at the forefront of technology advances. While it is an exciting time to be growing up. Unfortunately, child predators are using this technology to reach our kids while in their homes with their families. No more are brick walls an impenetrable barrier. Are you familiar with these 6 apps?
#6 – Whisper
This is not to be confused with the “Whisper” messaging feature in BeeTalk. This app is designed to be an anonymous confessional app. Posts are shared by geographic location, making interaction with strangers that are close a reality. Also, it includes disappearing messaging that make it impossible for parents to track.
#5 – BeeTalk
This app focuses on video and live streaming. Unfortunately, your child can impulsively post or see something inappropriate. Because it includes a “whisper” messaging feature, posts can disappear before parents can read them.
#4 – Musical.ly
On the one hand, this is a fun app that can boost a young kid’s creativity. But, it also has a messaging feature. Parents must be sure that the settings are closely monitored. Otherwise, kids can make their posts and locations public. Similarly, kids can see or get inappropriate comments.
#3 – Flinch
It’s easy to see why this is a dangerous app. It’s meant to be a game that involves a live staring contest between two people. The app decides who “flinched” first by using live video and facial recognition. Do you want your child playing this game with a stranger?
#2 – Spotafriend
Spotafriend has been described as “Tinder for Teens.” It’s used to help your kid meet new people (ie, strangers) in your geographic area.
#1 – WhatsApp
Kids, as well as adults, find this a very popular app. It’s used for group chats and sending video. But, did you know your child can send untraceable texts and calls using this app? Also, there are a lot of YouTube videos that can teach your child how to make fake screenshots and conversations.