The following is a list of apps that parents might not want their kids using.  The list is here so parents can recognize them, read about them and decide what is right for their family. Click on the app icon below to read more information about it. The list is updated as new apps are developed or discovered.

These apps vary in their degree of concern.  Just because the app is on the list doesn’t necessarily mean that kids shouldn’t use it. It could be that there are simply features that parents need to be aware of so that they can modify settings or consider if it is age-appropriate.  However, many of them could lead to extreme content and/or danger. Ultimately, it is up to the parent but #ParentsNeedToKnow.

Yik Yak

tumblr.

ask.fm

4chan

myspace

badoo

blendr

tinder

Instagram

snapchat

reddit

 kik   

Down

Cyberdust

google+

google+

YouNow

Meerkat

Periscope

confide

Slingshot

Secret

Vault

Truth

Vine 

Whisper

Omegle

Fake Calculator

Best Secret Folder

Burn Book

Burn Note

Flinch

 ansa        

SpotAFriend

Another comprehensive list of social networking and app concerns is from Gaggle. They provide technology safety services for school systems. The list gives a brief description of each app or website.  Gaggle-Top Social Networking Sites & Apps

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