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.
But since there are no authentication requirements, sexual predators can contact minors and minors can hook up with adults -- and of course there is the sexting, notes For Every 10. Ki K is an instant messaging app that lets users exchange videos, photos and sketches. Ki K does not offer any parental controls and there is no way of authenticating users, thus making it easy for sexual predators to use the app to interact with minors. It's also the app du jour for sending a bomb threat to your school. Elizabeth Long, an Atlanta teenager who was encouraged on Yik Yak to try harder to kill herself after her attempted suicide failed, led a drive to shut the app down.
She wrote, "With the shield of anonymity, users [of Yik Yak] have zero accountability for their posts, and can openly spread rumors, call classmates hurtful names, send threats, or even tell someone to kill themselves -- and all of these things are happening." 12. This is one of the most popular social networking sites that is almost exclusively used by kids.
is an anonymous chat client with which users discuss anything they'd like.
This can easily result in conversations that are filled with explicit sexual content, lewd language, and references to drugs, alcohol, and violence.
Again, by promising a complete delete, kids could feel more comfortable revealing more than what they would do otherwise.