You can send messages, photos, videos, rate the hotness of other users, etc. Kik Messenger: An instant messaging app with over 100 million users that allows users to exchange videos, pics and sketches.
Problem: There are no authentication requirements, so sexual predators can contact minors, minors can meet up with adults. Users can also send You Tube videos and create memes and digital gifs.
Also, due to the rating system, it is often used for cyber-bullying, because a group of kids can target another kid and purposefully make his/her rating go down. Snapchat: This app allows a user to send photos and videos to anyone on his/her friend list.
The sender can determine how long the receiver can view the image and then the image “destructs” after the allotted time.
One man in Seattle, Wash., was charged with raping a 12-year-old girl he met on this app in 2013. Ask.fm: is one of the most popular social networking sites that is almost exclusively used by kids.
It is a Q&A site that allows users to ask other users questions while remaining anonymous. Yik Yak: An app that allows users to post text-only “Yaks” of up to 200 characters.
When you use Omegle, you do not identify yourself through the service.UPDATE: Get the 2015 Dangerous Apps List You may be thinking your kids are downloading apps because they are just a simple way for them to keep in contact with their friends.This is certainly true for most kids, but unfortunately, even innocent use of most of these apps can land a kid in a situation he/she never intended to be in.Problem: Kids using the app for sexting and sending nude selfies through the app is common.The term “sext buddy” is being replaced with “Kik buddy.” Kids use Reddit and other forum sites to place classified ads for sex by giving out their Kik usernames. It allows users to superimpose text over a picture in order to share their thoughts and feelings anonymously.