How it is misused: Students can post embarrassing photos of others with a caption or to make cruel or humiliating comments about a photo posted by someone else.
The victim is not notified about the photo or comments, resulting in the victim being harassed or humiliated without knowing why.
School lawyers Rhonda Porter and Christina Henagen-Peer see if parents can identify apps they consider dangerous for kids because of predators and cyber-bullying.
Yik Yak, a chat app, is one of the ones they raise alarms about.
The Google Play app store describes as "the #1 app for social Q&A that lets you explore your friends' personalities by asking them to answer smart, interesting and fun questions about themselves.
It's entertaining, completely easy to use and you can quickly connect using your Facebook, Twitter or VK login." Intended use: is a social networking app that allows users to post questions from known or anonymous users who then post "answers." A place to ask questions in order to illicit legitimate answers...
We have provided some additional description, in regular type: Back Chat: Founded by a 14-year-old high school student, Back Chat lets users send messages to others without immediately revealing the sender's identity.
Intended use: Allows the recipient of an anonymous text to judge what is being said before they judge who said it.
Poses the risk of sexual predators chatting with children to solicit photos and cyberbullying.
Allows the user to post completely anonymous comments (without having to create a profile or account) that are accessible to the nearest 500 people (within a 1 1/2 mile radius) via GPS tracking ability.
Intended use: This app connects adults to others nearby who may be interested in them. Pictures/profiles show up of those nearby who are interested in meeting someone, using a map to pinpoint the location of the user.
If both swipe right then the app allows them to message each other!