Then we had her delete pictures of herself on Instagram and clean out who is following her.
That night, I spent some more time exploring her Kik app.
While other people say it had to do with privacy concerns around how Kik accesses one’s address book and then culls through to see if there are other Kik members in there.
I don’t have the details and I personally haven’t installed the application because I value my contacts.
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So we allowed her to use it with some conditions specifically: We work with her regularly, making sure that she understands why she can or cannot respond to posts/messages and what photos are appropriate to upload and which are not. But this type of thing could happen without these particular specifics. And it could be YOUR kids.***Update: Be sure to read my latest article on the dangers of Ask.fm!
Kids simply do not know what dangers are out there and what kind of creepy people lurk on these new social hangouts. And in fact, this past weekend, my middle daughter and some of her friends encountered one of those situations that my wife and I have been fearing. ******Update #2: See my Social Media Guide for Parents published on 9/27/14***Here’s what happened.
I saw a message from one of her friends saying something like “don’t search for the user ‘Instagram’ on Kik…it’s gross”. When I searched for “Instagram” on Kik, it showed a user called “So Horney” or “Very Horney” or something like that, and the user’s picture was that of a man’s genitals.
Having seen that and having reviewed the lack of privacy and having read more about Kik, I talked to my daughter about deleting the app immediately. And I was scared for other families who don’t take an active role in protecting their children from the dangers online.