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32 Apps On Your Kids’ Phones You Need To Be Aware Of

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Kik

Kik

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This is another app that Family Education wants parents to know about for its potential problems. Kik, or Kik Messenger, is a 17+ texting app that allows people to text using a username as opposed to a phone number. Kids under the age are using fake accounts to get on and communicate with strangers. And negative reviews have highlighted cyberbulling, sexting, and inappropriate behavior. Just the New York Times headline, “Wildly Popular App Kik Offers Teenagers, and Predators, Anonymity” should raise concern for moms and dads who see kids using the app.

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