Dirty chat app
Another reason to talk about tech safety with your child.We would never allow our kids to have a Tinder account so welcome the kid version of it, Yellow.The user gives their name, Snap Chat user name, age, sex and what they are looking for. You swipe right if you like the person or swipe left if you don’t.It allows strangers to chat with each other making it very easy for a predator to find a child nearby with their photo, name and age.
Yellow App Concerns (Video on Today) This one seems weird to me.
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.
This study was done in 2010, can you imagine what those numbers are in 2017?
This means a majority of kids are at risk of encountering a trafficker or predator at some point through one of the many apps they may use on their phones We have found there are some apps that are dangerous and have the ability to expose children to sexual content OR unintentionally expose them to potential traffickers.