We encourage safe use of the internet, devices, programs and apps. The following list of apps has been compiled for your education. Some experts recommend not allowing minors to use these apps… at all.
- Tinder – a dating app
- Blendr – a dating app
- Down – a “hooking up” app
- Omegle – chats between strangers
- Yik Yak – anonymous chats with GPS location
- Ask.fm – chat app with high rates of resulting suicide
- Calculator Plus – a private vault to store secret files
- Whisper – promotes secrets and rumors
- Snapchat – texting app with automatic erasing history
- Kik – commonly used for sex-texting or sexting
- Honorable Mention: Tumblr, WhatsApp, Vine and other social apps
Every week there are new apps in the market. Some get popular while others go out of business. In other words, this list should be viewed as a starting point, to help monitor your child’s use of the internet. Learn more here.