6 Apps Kids Are Using That Parents Need to Know About


    • Looks like a calculator, but don’t be fooled, this and other “calculators” like it are apps used to hide pictures.
    • To access the secret photos in this app you need to type “.” (period) then the 4 digit code setup by the user and another “.” (period”.
    • There is also a paid version of this app with additional features.


    • Wishbone is an app marketed as a way to compare any two things against each other.


    • In the cases of cyberbullying this app is used to compared one person to another.


    • The idea of these shoes or these shoes with this dress changes dramatically when a user instead asks who is uglier between two classmates.

After School

    • Marketed as a “Funny anonymous school news for confessions & complements”.


    • After downloading app the first thing your teen does is specify their school. The app uses their contacts or school ID to verify them.


    • Once verified they begin posting anonymously. Cyberbullying and gossip are what the app considers “news”.

Yellow renamed Yubo

    • Any app that is a geo-locator is just going to be bad news for your kids.


    • Yellow / Yubo has been called “Tinder for teens”. Swipe right to connect, swipe left to move on.


    • The images included have been described as “watching an MTV beach party from the 1990s”.


    • This app has been used for bullying by users creating fake profiles using real classmates names.


    • This app has been linked to some of the most vicious Cyberbullying cases.


    • A quick Google search will give you plenty of examples:


      • “go cut ur self n die”


    • “Do you try and look ugly…”


    • Being anonymous is allowed in the app, although there are often abbreviations used to identify others from your same school.

Here you see a child giving away where they live to some unknown person. How much information are you comfortable with your child giving to strangers?


    • Snapchat is a social platform originally developed by two college students who wanted another way to sext.


    • Do you need another reason to keep your teens and tweens off of Snapchat?


    • If you do then there’s now “Cosmo After Dark” described by Snapchat as “an X-rated weekly edition that goes live every Friday at 6 p.m. and is exclusively dedicated to all things hot and horny”.



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