A police association in Ohio warns parents of 14 applications that could put children at risk. one child to install on their devices.
There are apps that can be dangerous and can expose your children to a number of things from bullying and unwanted sexual messages; some apps may even give strangers the location of your child.
• Check your privacy settings
• Talk to your kids about using your phone, apps and social media
with your kids
• Find out what's popular in your region, different apps
catch different locations
Here are some of the apps:
BUMBLE is similar to the popular dating app "Tinder," But women have to make a first contact. It is known that children use Bumble to create fake profiles and fake their age.
LIVE.ME is a streaming video application that uses video sharing geolocation so that users can find the exact location of the broadcaster. Consumers can earn "coins" as a way to "pay" to minors for pictures.
ASK.FM is known for cyberbullying. The app encourages users to allow anonymous people to ask questions. ask an anonymous question and get an answer. This application is associated with the worst forms of cyberbullying.
SNAPCHAT is one of the most popular apps since 201
HOLLA is a self-proclaimed video chat application that allows users to meet people all over the world in just a few seconds. Reviewers say they have encountered racial insults, explicit content, and more.
CALCULATOR% is just one of several secret applications used to hide photos, videos, files, and browser history. This application looks like a calculator but functions as a secret picture. there are other applications just like the ones that have an icon that looks normal but it is a hidden icon or some other application or more.
KIK allows everyone to connect and send a message to your child. Children can bypass traditional text messaging features. KIK provides users with unlimited access to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Keep in mind that this app has embedded applications and web content that will be filtered on a home computer.
WHISPER is an anonymous social network that promotes sharing secrets with strangers. , It also reveals the location of the user so that people can meet. Anonymous app where creators promote sharing secrets and meet new people. The purpose of this app is to connect.
OMEGLE Free online chat site that promotes anonymous conversation with strangers
YELLOW This app is designed to allow teenagers to flirt with each other in a TInder-like atmosphere
BURN BOOK Publish anonymous rumors about people through audio messages, text and photos
WISHBONE application that allows users to compare children to each other and evaluate them on a scale
INSTAGRAM All children now create bogus profiles to hide content from parents. Children also love to use text messages in Instagram because the messages are deleted after the user leaves the conversation
Note: These are just a few examples of applications you need to know. keep in mind when browsing apps … look at whether you have messaging features in them or not.
Checking your child's phone and apps is the best protection against potential predators, which are becoming more and more difficult to target victims.