It is a Q&A site where users can ask other users questions anonymously. In 2014, its new owners pledged to crack down on bullying or said they would shut down the site.The problem is that kids sometimes target one person and the questions get nasty.
OK, so you've undoubtedly heard of Snapchat, an app that allows you to send a photo or video from your phone and determine how long the person on the other end can see the image until it self-destructs.
But what you probably didn't know is that a lot of images from Snapchat are regularly posted to revenge porn sites, called "snap porn."Snapchat may not be the #1 app used for sexting but that's not to say it isn't the principal appeal of the app for many: Users think their snaps will disappear and they are wrong.
The best control you have (besides taking the phone away) is to just have a frank heart-to-heart about how there is no such thing as texts or photos that disappear and this is some down-and-dirty stuff that can come back to haunt them.
Like Snapchat, Burn Note is a messaging app that erases messages after a set period of time.
But the biggest shock may come to your credit card: Your kid can rack up some hefty in-app charges on Line as well.
While the app says that minors need their parents' permission to use it, there is no monitoring to ensure this takes place.It is too easy for adults and minors to find one another.And the rating system can be used for cyber-bullying; a group of kids can target another kid and intentionally make his/her rating go down.Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. Kids can hide any app they don’t want you to see, Teen Safe says.But keeping up with your teens' and preteens' online activities is much like trying to nail jelly to the barn door -- frustrating, futile and something bound to make you feel inept. Such is the case with Audio Manager, an app that has nothing to do with managing your teen's music files or controlling the volume on his smartphone and everything to do with him hiding things like nude photos from you. When you press and hold the Audio Manager app, a lock screen is revealed -- behind which users can hide messages, photos, videos, and other apps."It's a key way teens are hiding their nude pictures from their parents," said Lewis.