Check out some of the apps that can potentially stir up drama in schools. Anonymous Apps These apps allow kids to provide anonymous, unsolicited, and unmoderated feedback to other users. Anonymous apps are notorious hubs for cyberbullying because kids feel emboldened to say things they wouldn't normally. New apps in this category include safety precautions, but you should still keep an ear out for potential issues. This app and website lets people ask questions of friends or all users. Posts are tagged with your location unless you turn it off , so all the kids at one school can be on the app. The combination of anonymity and proximity led to the downfall of similar apps such as YikYak. An Arabic word that translates roughly to "honesty," Sarahah lets you send anonymous comments to friends. Some teens may use it to send anonymous messages with their schoolyard crushes, but more often it's used to transmit all the mean things teens would never say to a friend's face. Standing for "to be honest," TBH lets kids answer mostly wholesome questions about friends.
Here are three apps all parents should have on their radar. Meerkat, Periscope and YouNow are apps used to live-stream video from your phone. Sound a little scary? A little voyeuristic? A little narcissistic? I thought so too! I downloaded all three to see what they were all about and yes, there are many kids and teens broadcasting their lives. Periscope is the only app here with an option for a private broadcast. YouNow does have a few basic settings so you can use a nickname instead of your real name — but all broadcasts are public. These apps are not designed for kids; they are not intended for the under 13 crowd.
Who knows, maybe a little lighthearted texting is just the 5 minute break he needs. That settles it for me. I'm glad you both have found a way to get past the incredible forces that are working against you. Mormons are very strict about avoiding sex outside of marriage. They could fill a book, the stories I could tell. You will be able to best gauge where her beliefs stand in regards to the church if you listen to how she describes her mission. And no I would not pressure them to convert but as a Latter-day Saint I would pray for them to convert as I do for many people I know and love. So it will just be for this life that it may be hard to have a non-believing spouse. So there's THAT to look forward to. I'm not married to a doctor, but have been with one through her training and early years 5 years - she's currently in her first year of speciality training as a paediatrician this is in the UK by the way.
Chat Roulette was a challenge that became its own website. The idea was that people could log on to the site and be connected with someone from around the world at random. Here are some of the ones climbing the app store charts. Melon is making the news as the latest video chatting fad.
It connects you with new people based on social media friends and offers private messaging, video chat, and a people search feature.
Me touts the ability to chat with stars and celebrities and broadcast to anyone all over the world. You can find anyone from anywhere or just look to see who is broadcasting around you.
There is also the ability to search by topic or interest. This app was created by a couple of teens who dropped out of high-school to launch a tech startup.
It quickly gained a reputation for having too much nudity and not taking some of the responsibility for the content found in the app. This app has been on the FamilyTechBlog uninstall list for a while now. MeetMe offers private chat and video chatting as well as live video broadcasting. Live stream video chat is pretty much all YouNow is about. You can broadcast yourself, find broadcasters, and even join the broadcast as a video guest. The app store listing calls for you to build your fanbase and become a YouNow celebrity.
There are some complaints on in the reviews about accounts that have been reported for inappropriate content not being removed because they are popular on YouNow. It automatically connects you with someone and even automatically texts an invite to everyone on your contacts list without your permission.
This practice has caused it to dip in the standings but some continue to use the app because they like the ability to chat or flirt with people they are attracted to. Any connection with strangers is dangerous.
My advice is to uninstall any of these apps if you see them on your kids phones or tablets. There is no reason to use one of these apps to connect with friends since you can use Instagram or Facebook Messenger to do that now. Uninstall on sight. First Name Last Name Email address:. Home » news Social Media Tips. Michael July 19, Share On Facebook Tweet It. Melon 14 Melon is making the news as the latest video chatting fad. Me 16 Live. Post Views: 17, October 14, Read Next.