Social media

According to a recent poll, 22% of teenagers log on to their favorite social media site more than 10 times a day, and more than half of adolescents log on to a social media site more than once a day. Seventy-five percent of teenagers now own cell phones. 25% use them for social media, 54% use them for texting, and 24% use them for instant messaging. Therefore, a lot of kids social and emotional development is influenced by the Internet and on cell phones.
Here are some popular apps that children use.

Ask.fm

A question and answering service thats gives the opportunity to ask and answer controversial questions anonymously.

Known for Cyberbullying.

Snapchat

Allows kids to send photos and videos which are supposed to disappear within seconds.

Known as the sexting app.

Yik Yak

Acts like a local bulletin board for your area by showing the most recent posts from other users around you.

Known for anonymous cyberbullying.

Instagram

Used for photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service.

Known as Selfie central.

Secret

Secret is all about sharing… secrets, anonymously. The free app allows users to send short text and image posts to their friends without revealing the identity of the person who sent the post.

Secret can be a hot-bed of mean comments and cyberbullying.

KIK:

Instant messaging service that allows teens to text their friends (who are also using Kik) and add photos and videos to the text message.

Kids may be exposed to highly sexualized, inappropriate content that includes graphic images.

Oovoo

Kids can video chat with up to 12 friends (or strangers), send video messages,record and upload videos to YouTube and use the instant messaging feature.

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