This is a real up-and-coming app, says online safety expert Lewis.It's an all-in-one mobile hub for chatting, sharing photos and videos; free texting and video calls too. Things can get dicey with the hidden chat feature; users can decide how long their messages can last (two seconds or a week).Blendr's 300 million users meet new people through GPS location services. It allows users to post text-only “Yaks” of up to 200 characters that can be viewed by the 500 Yakkers who are closest to the person who wrote the Yak, as determined by GPS tracking.You can message, exchange photos and videos, and rate the "hotness" of other users (encouraging your kid to engage in superficial values at best). Unfortunately, the term "sext buddy" has been replaced with "Ki K buddy." Sex researcher Megan Maas, wrote on For Every that kids are using Reddit and other forums to place classified ads for sex by giving out their Ki K usernames. The issue is that these other users are regularly exposed to a barage of sexually explicit content, profanity and even personal attacks-- anonymously, of course.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. It is too easy for adults and minors to find one another.
Burn Note's display system shows just one word at a time, adding a sense of secrecy to the messages.
Not for nothing, Snapchat last year published a “Snapchat Safety Center” reminding kids that nude pictures were not allowed.
“Don’t use Snapchat for any illegal shenanigans and if you’re under 18 or are Snapping with someone who might be: Keep your clothes on! The reality is, Snapchat is likely on your kid's phone.
Many users ask for personal data upfront, including location, age, and gender [ASL], something kids might supply (not realizing they don't have to).
Adults wishing to chat anonymously may find use in this app, but kids should be kept far away."Tinder is a popular app used for hooking-up and dating that allows users to "rate" profiles and locate hookups via GPS tracking.