A terrifying fact is that children are now more exposed to dangers as bad guys have got access to children bedrooms through handheld devices and many dangerous apps.
Since new apps are being developed constantly it is very important to keep a check on downloaded materials in devices children carry. Parents should also keep themselves updated with online tricks to pinpoint problems. Here is a list of some most dangerous apps.
01-Tinder: An application used as hooking up tool as users can post and view others people pictures also. If one likes someone they can flag that image and getting the flag in return will get them in contact.
02-SnapChat: SnapChat is another application where images and videos can be taken and sent to people for a specific period of time after which it disappears permanently.
It’s much destructive because children can send or receive inappropriate images or stuff without fear as they believe that activity will vanish but truth is that on the internet it’s always retrievable.
03-Whisper: An application that allows people to post their different secrets and chat with people belonging to the specific territory without disclosing their identities.
Dangerous thing is that children feel comfortable sharing secrets with strangers due to which people with bad intentions may get in contact with them.
04-Yik Yak: A dangerous application that converts an area of around 1-5 mile radius into a virtual community or group. Around 500 people can comment whatever they want as they don’t have to reveal their identities.
This application is regarded as the most dangerous application by psychiatrists because it promotes unchecked character assassination.
05-Kik: Kik named application opens the door between your child and a stranger without bringing this thing into parents notice as it has the capability to send text and pictures bypassing wireless providers’ short message service.
As everything is done without being logged in phone history, children can “sext” or receive friends request from strangers without your knowledge.
06-Vine: It is a six-second video supporter application which exposes children to the sexually explicit material as they can search and see different inappropriate videos. Bad people use this application to look for teens and then try to contact them.
07-Chat Roulette and Omegle: A video chatting application allowing chat, not only with strangers but fake strangers also. The use of fake webcam software makes a person of 70 years appear to be of 20 years. Children get in contact with strangers through video chat.
08-Poof: It allows hiding other apps on phone. Children use it to hide apps which they don’t want to bring in their parent’s notice.
Parents should always keep a check on the devices children carry and the extent of information they are sharing with others and they should develop trust with their children that this check and balance is important for their safety.