Many users ask for personal data upfront, including location, age, and gender [ASL], something kids might supply (not realizing they don't have to).Adults wishing to chat anonymously may find use in this app, but kids should be kept far away."Tinder is a popular app used for hooking-up and dating that allows users to "rate" profiles and locate hookups via GPS tracking.It is too easy for adults and minors to find one another.And the rating system can be used for cyber-bullying; a group of kids can target another kid and intentionally make his/her rating go down.Even if your kid doesn't have the app and has no interest in reading super secret messages, she could unwittingly get involved: The app sends a Burn Note alert that she has a message waiting.Curiosity can kill the cat and an app like this could encourage cyberbullying when kids feel they can get away with things because there will be no record of it.Vaulty will not only store photos and videos away from parental spying eyes, but it also will snap a photo of anyone who tries to access the "vault" with the wrong password.Parents who find it on their teens' phones can conclude just one thing: Your kid is hiding things from you.
“Don’t use Snapchat for any illegal shenanigans and if you’re under 18 or are Snapping with someone who might be: Keep your clothes on! The reality is, Snapchat is likely on your kid's phone.Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. Kids can hide any app they don’t want you to see, Teen Safe says.But keeping up with your teens' and preteens' online activities is much like trying to nail jelly to the barn door -- frustrating, futile and something bound to make you feel inept. Such is the case with Audio Manager, an app that has nothing to do with managing your teen's music files or controlling the volume on his smartphone and everything to do with him hiding things like nude photos from you. When you press and hold the Audio Manager app, a lock screen is revealed -- behind which users can hide messages, photos, videos, and other apps."It's a key way teens are hiding their nude pictures from their parents," said Lewis.Lewis says the best way to solve this situation is for parents to add their teen to their i Cloud account.Again, by promising a complete delete, kids could feel more comfortable revealing more than what they would do otherwise.And again, capturing a screenshot so that the message can be shared and lives forever, may be the app's Achilles' heel.Unlike Snapchat, this one is for text messages only, not photos or videos.Burn Note's display system shows just one word at a time, adding a sense of secrecy to the messages.OK, so you've undoubtedly heard of Snapchat, an app that allows you to send a photo or video from your phone and determine how long the person on the other end can see the image until it self-destructs.But what you probably didn't know is that a lot of images from Snapchat are regularly posted to revenge porn sites, called "snap porn."Snapchat may not be the #1 app used for sexting but that's not to say it isn't the principal appeal of the app for many: Users think their snaps will disappear and they are wrong.