With the widespread use of smartphones among preteens and teens, schools are finding a number of mobile apps that are a distraction in the classroom and are being used for cyberbullying, sexting and accessing pornography, all of which are prohibited in schools.
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With that in mind, parents should be aware of these popular apps: Allows users to ask questions from other users with the option of anonymity; often used for cyberbullying Blendr “Flirting” app designed to match people through GPS location; users can send messages, videos and photos; no authentication requirements Burn Note Text-only messaging app that erases messages after a set period of time; claims users can safely send private or sensitive information Down This app was rebranded after it was removed from the App Store; intended to match Facebook friends for, among other things, casual sexual encounters Facebook While Facebook does restrict pornographic material, links from posts may use Facebook’s in-app browser, which bypasses restricted browsers and can lead users to pornographic websites Instagram Adult content can frequently appear on this photo and video sharing app Jott Messaging app that works without a data plan of Wi Fi network; users can send texts using i Pads or i Pods on a closed network within a 100-foot area Keek Allows users to upload video status updates and share video content through major social media networks; no privacy settings Kik Messenger Instant messaging app that acts as a free texting application; no parental controls; common avenue for sexting Omegle & Chat Roulette Chat services that allow anonymous users to randomly chat with strangers using instant messaging, video (webcam), or microphone Shots of Me “Selfie only” photo-sharing app; direct messaging feature for private photo-sharing between users; ability to show user’s location Skout Another flirting app designed for users to meet and chat with new people; users are assigned to age groups, but ages are not verified; no private messaging, but users may post photos of themselves Snapchat Photo and video messaging app in which users take photos, record videos, add text and drawings and send them to recipients with a set time limit for how long recipients may view the “Snaps” (1 to 10 seconds); content is deleted from recipient’s device after set time frame, but not Snapchat servers Tinder Online dating app; allows users 12 to view profiles and connect with users within a geographical area Tumblr Microblogging service that allows users to create content and post media on a chort-form blog; high amount of pornographic material Twitter Another network with worldwide popularity, Twitter is also liable to contain adult and other inappropriate content that is easily accessed Vine Twitter video app that allows users to create and share 6-second videos; age limit set at 17 after pornographic and suggestive clips began appearing; “kid-friendly” version of app exists where young children can view videos that have been vetted by developers.
Whats App Allows users to send text, audio, video, and photo messages with no limits or fees; 16 age rating; automatically connects users to all people in their address book who use the app Whisper Users submit anonymous questions or confessions as text over a photo or graphic; other users are allowed to comment and send private messages; carries a 17 rating Yik Yak Allows users to post anonymous comments to other users in a 10 mile radius; used for threats and cyberbullying; app was intended for “college age and above” Jailbreaking and Rooting “Jailbreaking” an i Phone or “Rooting” an Android phone are terms for hacking one’s own device to lift restrictions on allowable applications.
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