Technology Tuesday: App Alert: Kik App

“150 million users love Kik. Kik is the first smartphone messenger with a built-in browser.  You can talk, browse and share with your friends.  What’s not to love?” boasts the Kik website.

Reviewers on Google Play and iTunes both have a list of things “not to love” about the kik app.  It’s one that kids themselves actually warn us about, as well.  For many, it has turned into the worst case scenario in social media behavior.  Sexting, fake identities, and predators lurk on the app to connect with unsuspecting kids.

The following is one woman’s account of her child’s experience with the app.  Parents, let’s continue to be aware of looking into what our kids are looking at.  They need our protection over their gadgets and hearts.  Follow us for Technology Tuesday’s and more about how to continue to love and teach our kids in this technological age.

http://www.blogher.com/my-12-year-old-was-blackmailed-nude-photos