App Awareness For Parents

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App Awareness For Parents

App Awareness For Parents- Parents…Be Aware.

You think you know, but you have no phone flipping appdea. Here I am again wonderful people! I’ve been gone for a while trying to find my feet and a meal I like during this pregnancy…Please still love me lots! I was trolling apps and thinking about my oldest child (a cell phone user) and I was on insta-pray the second I saw some of these apps online. Kids are crafty little such-n-suches (<———-not a real word). So I’ve listed some apps that I think parents should be aware of. No, I’m not trying to scare you, nor do I think every child is using an app to be a perverted, secret keeping, bad ass. I am more concerned about the people who prey on unintentional secret keeping, crafty, non-rent paying, eating all the food in the house, won’t throw out the trash unless you ask, kind and loving children (hard smile)! Here are a few that I found disturbing and disruptive to my sanity: Yik Yak – This App is one of the newest and one of the most dangerous. It allows users to post text-only Yaks of up to 200 characters. The messages can be viewed by the 500 Yakkers who are closest to the person who wrote the Yak, as determined by GPS tracking. Users are exposed to – and contributing – sexually explicit content, abusive language and personal attacks so severe that schools are starting to block the App on their Wi-Fi. Although the posts are anonymous, kids start revealing personal information as they get more comfortable with other users. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="505"]App Awareness For Parents Now I know DAMN well I could care less about some happy construction workers as a teen. LIESSSS and Sorcery[/caption] SnapChat – This App allows users to send photos that will disappear after 10 seconds. Once the recipient opens the picture, the timer starts. Then it’s gone. From both the sender’s phone and the recipient’s phone. However, the recipient can take a screen shot of the photo and have it to share with others. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="547"]App Awareness For Parents This has been getting them Jenner girls caught up. I wonder if predators aren’t making these apps????[/caption] KiK Messenger – This is a private messenger app and is coveted by those under 18 for a number of reasons. The App allows kids to send private messages that their parents can’t see. There is very little you can do to verify the identity of someone on Kik. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="576"]App Awareness For Parents Is it not enough to share on FB, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, email, text, Flikr, Instagram, literally showing someone your pic by physically moving you behind to their location….??[/caption] Poof – Poof is a private chat app that allows you to have private and off the record conversations with your friends. Kids can hide every app they don’t want you to see on their phone. All they have to do is open the App and select the ones they don’t want you to see. Very scary! The good news about this App is it is no longer available, which isn’t uncommon for these types of Apps. But, if it was downloaded before it was deleted from the App store, your child may still have it. Apps like this are created and then terminated pretty quickly by Android and Apple stores, but there are similar ones being created constantly. Some other names include: Hidden Apps, App Lock and Hide It Pro. [caption id="attachment_2450" align="aligncenter" width="320"]App Awareness For Parents If the dishes and your dirty laundry can’t go Poof, then how DARE you use an app like this. Yahweh breath on the children!![/caption] Omegle – This App has been around since 2008, with video chat added in 2009. When you use Omegle you do not identify yourself through the service – chat participants are only identified as “You” and “Stranger.” You don’t have to register for the App. However, you can connect Omegle to your Facebook account to find chat partners with similar interests. When choosing this feature, an Omegle Facebook App will receive your Facebook “likes” and try to match you with a stranger with similar likes. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="506"]App Awareness For Parents Just tearing down all the Stranger Danger lessons instilled. Fix it Jesus!!!!!![/caption] Whisper – This is a meeting App that encourages users to post secrets. You post anonymously, but it displays the area you are posting from. You can search for users posting within a mile from you. A quick look at the App and you can see that online relationships are forming constantly on this App, but you never know the person behind the computer or phone. One man in Washington was convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl he met on this App in 2013.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="506"]App Awareness For Parents All of a sudden tink tinks want to whisper…..Something ain’t right. I rebuke this app.[/caption] Down – This application, which used to be called “Bang with Friends,” is connected to Facebook. Users can categorize their Facebook friends in one of two ways: they can indicate whether or not a friend is someone they’d like to hang with or someone they are “down” to hook up with. The slogan for the App: “The anonymous, simple, fun way to find friends who are down for the night.” [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="537"]App Awareness For Parents More LIES for the kids eyes….Don’t be the next victim on Catfish.[/caption] Note to self: Self, find out who is creating these kinds of apps for kids and question their motives. (Not talking to self now) Whose with me? BE AWARE PEOPLE!!]]>

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