Kik-Device App- Social Media

Device app that allows users to send texts/pictures without them being logged in the devices history. Parents should be wary of allowing children to download this app as they may not be able to monitor its use.

http://www.kik.com/

2016-10-25T15:04:18+00:00August 5th, 2015|

5 Comments

  1. Whitney Bryant
    Whitney Bryant March 3, 2016 at 10:26 am - Reply

    This is a terrible app. I honestly don’t think when they thought of this app, that they thought people would be so cruel with it. My daughter had it because one of her friends moved away, and didn’t have a new cell phone yet. My daughter did, but her friend told her they could text on a free app called KIK…. Little did I know, there were Men…. Grown men, in their 30’s and 40’s, trying to find my daughters location, and asking personal questions. My daughter was 10 at the time. It was very gross. I got on and let them know that I was the mother, and I was turning them into the police…. They then changed thier names, and blocked all access to new profiles, and old messages. This app is very dangerous… PLEASE, PLEASE don’t let them use it. Another tip, even if the location settings are turned off on the phone, this app can still use, and find your location. SCARY stuff.

    • John Michels
      John Michels March 4, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      I also just read how this app is one of the most popular for cyber bullying as well. I would just say make sure you know what your kids are doing on this app if you allow them to use it.

  2. Jenifer Jenifer Bass-Patino
    Jenifer Jenifer Bass-Patino February 9, 2016 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    The tragedy of the little girl who was killed in Virginia after she met her killer using this app (and other types of social media) really makes the point that parents need to be vigilant in keeping up with all of this as best we can. I would have had no idea about this app unless I had read it here! Thanks to everyone that has shared such great information on this site!

    • February 19, 2016 at 11:46 am

      This is truly the purpose and intention of the site, that parents are able to learn about dangerous things and open up a dialogue with their children about it before irreversible tragedy strikes.

  3. John Michels
    John Michels January 23, 2016 at 8:29 am - Reply

    One of our members posted this story on our Facebook page. It’s about a man who used kik to solicit children for sex and shows some of the dangers of this app.
    http://fox59.com/2016/01/22/court-docs-indy-man-used-smartphone-messaging-app-to-solicit-children-for-sex/

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