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Apps Your Kids Should Avoid

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15 Apps That Can Cause Security Risks for Kids

Dangerous Apps for Children

Technology has made it easier for predators to prey on your children, right from the device in their hand. And there are certain apps that are deemed more dangerous than others. Here are 15 apps deemed dangerous.

  • MeetMe

The first is ‘MeetMe,’ an app where teens can easily be in contact with users much older than them, with an emphasis on dating.

  • Whatsapp and Snapchat

‘Whatsapp’ and ‘Snapchat’ are for messaging, but what you should know is teens can send unlimited messages, have video chats and even share their live location with other users, people they may not even know.

  • Skout

‘Skout’ is a flirting app that’s used to meet and chat with new people. Teens and adults are in different groups, but ages aren’t verified.

  • Tiktok

‘Tiktok’ is used for sharing user-created videos but can contain adult content. However, TikTok has recently added new family safety measures to curb adult content being seen by children.

  • Badoo, Bumble and Grindr

Badoo and Bumble and Grindr are dating apps for adults, but teens can still find ways to join.

  • Grindr

‘Grindr’ is geared towards the LGBTQ community. It allows users to share photos and meet up based n the phone’s GPS location.

  • LiveMe

‘LiveMe’ is a live streaming app, but you don’t know who’s watching and your kid’s location is revealed.

  • Holla

‘Hola’ is all about connecting strangers around the world through video chat. Reviewers say they have been bombarded with explicit content.

  • Whisper

‘Whisper’ is a social confessional where kids can remain anonymous but still share their feelings. And it can reveal your child’s location for a meetup.

  • ASKfm

ASKfm encourages people to allow anonymous users to ask them questions, which opens the door for online bullying.

  • Hot or Not

‘Hot or Not’ rates users on attractiveness. There’s no age verification and users can send each other messages.

  • Calculator%

And lastly, ‘Calculator%’ apps are several secret apps that allow kids to hide their photos, videos, even browser history.

 

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Jerry Farsoun

Jerry Farsoun, a social entrepreneur who for more than a decade has been championing the personal safety space using technology.

In 2008 he set the world aviation record for the longest solo and unassisted ultralight flight in a powerchute around mainland Australia. This was to help reduce the stigma and raise awareness of depression with an emphasis on suicide prevention.

He spent the near decade researching technology to help people who felt vulnerable and in 2015, began developing a platform that helped anyone who was in need and may not be in a postion to put a call out for help.

He was nominated for Australian of the Year in 2017 and his company was a finalist in Business of the Decade in 2018.

The personal safety platform is called Leelou launched on the AppStores in 2018 is keeping us safer anywhere, anytime by always being available to provide immediate personal protection so we can enjoy some of the freedoms to live as we choose.

You can learn more about Jerry on his website www.jerryfarsoun.com