As with my presentations, articles such as this are a moving target as things get more troublesome by the minute. Because of this, more apps get developed that push the envelope of morality and safety.
Seeking Arrangement identifies itself as a “sugar daddy dating app”.
While discussing Seeking Arrangement, it is also important to note that Brandon Wade also created an app called Carrot Dating. It allows users to post text-only “Yaks,” or messages, of up to 200 characters.
Although the posts are anonymous, kids start revealing personal information as they get more comfortable with other users.
This app is a rumor machine and a perfect channel for the kinds of bullies who hide behind a screen, hurting other people behind a shield of anonymity. – This app allows users to ask a specific person anonymous questions.
There is very little you can do to verify the identity of someone on Kik, which obviously poses the risk of sexual predators chatting with your child. Just last month, a 13 year old girl was murdered by a man she presumably met on Kik Messenger. Omegle – This App has been around since 2008, with video chat added in 2009.
When you use Omegle you do not identify yourself through the service – chat participants are only identified as “You” and “Stranger;” the app’s slogan is “Talk to Strangers! However, you can connect Omegle to your Facebook account to find chat partners with similar interests.In my presentations to parents, I list a handful of apps; however, you have to understand that there are literally millions of apps available and, even those apps where the intended purpose by the app’s creator may be innocent, can be used dangerously.The reverse is also applicable; however, with the apps I am about to showcase, it is unlikely that they would be used in a benign way. Seeking - Brandon Wade is the founder of this site and supporting apps are available on Google Play for Android devices as well as i Tunes for all i OS devices.Users can answer these questions and posts them to their personal page, truly leaving nothing to the imagination.This is especially dangerous because it allows any user to target a specific person anonymously.In order to write an article such as this that is intended to reach the parents of potential victims, I have to be general in my assumptions and sweeping in my aim.