When you look at your child or teen’s phone or tablet, there are probably many social apps you don’t recognize. There are many hidden or vault apps, which pose dangers and many times go under the radar — disguising themselves as every day tools, such as calculators. Look at the social apps below that parents should be on the lookout for and monitoring.
Check out the full list of risky apps on my Latina Magazine article HERE and danger of each app to your children.
Apps that should be blacklisted as these are apps that can be used to meet strangers and hookup:
Apps that are popular among teens but should be used with caution (young children and preteens should NOT use these apps):
Anonymous apps that allow users to post anonymously which can lead to cyber bullying:
Remember the importance of talking with your child or teen about managing their digital life for their own protection and safety.
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Joscelyn, Owner of Mami of Multiples & Mami Innovative Media
Joscelyn Ramos Campbell has more than a decade of experience as an award-winning former federal government public relations executive under the Bush and Obama administrations. The “super-connected power mom“ was recently named by Latina Magazine as one of “The 10 Best Latina Mommy Bloggers on the Web“; by CBS News as one of the “Top Bloggers in the Business“; by NBC Latino Work-Life Balance series as a “Top Latina Mom Blogger“; an Empowering Latina in the Marketing Field; by CNBC.com as a Top Latino Social Media Stars and Leading Hispanic Bloggers. She is the owner of Mami Innovative Media and founder of Mami of Multiples, one of the nation’s leading Latina American parenting and lifestyle sites offering resources and helpful tips for families. She is a nationally syndicated Parenting Columnist and co-hosts a Talk Radio Show. Joscelyn is a public speaker, military wife and mother to a teen son and identical twin boys. Connect with Joscelyn at @JoscelynRC & @InnovativeTalk.
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