Dirty chat app
On the surface this app seems harmless (however, there is potential for your youth to purchase things within the app which can add up to a high phone bill) but that’s not the concerning part of this app.
There is a feature called “hidden chat” that acts like Snap Chat.
Below are the “dirty dozen”, apps that have proven to be dangerous for our kids to use.
I am still not an avid Snap Chat user but this is in the upper echelon of apps that are used by our youth.
This is a very unsuspecting app image, so if you see a yellow square like this one on your child’s phone, you may need to start asking questions.
Yellow App Concerns (Video on Today) This one seems weird to me.
There have been many accounts of someone logging into the app using the video choice and a nude person is on the other end.
We’ve heard horror stories of kids who have been blackmailed by a trafficker through Snap Chat.This app has Tinder beat, it’s motto is, “the secret way to get down with people nearby.” It connects to the users Facebook friends list and acts like Tinder where you can choose whether you like the person.If so and they like you, you are connected with the intent to hook up.They receive friend requests from fake porn accounts consistently.This is a great opportunity to communicate with your children about the dangers of porn and how it actually fuels the sex trafficking industry.