Rather, I need to conduct new and fresh research for every single presentation I do, regardless of how much time has passed from one to the next. Because that is how fast things change in the world of technology and online interactions.
I am not going to go on a long rant about immorality or express my true feelings about the class of a person it takes to create certain apps for monetary gain, all the while knowing full well that children can and will fall victim while using those apps; instead, I am going to stick with the matter at hand.
Carrot Dating (no longer available at the time this article was written) was an app that was borderline prostitution in the same way ads are also “borderline” prostitution. Although Carrot Dating has been nixed, the philosophy behind the trend is still evident… Of course, “dates” can be defined in ways other than going out to dinner and a movie. The messages have no filter and can be viewed by the 500 Yakkers who are closest to the person who wrote the Yak, as determined by GPS tracking.
Hawkins, Information Security Officer Over the past several years, I have been actively speaking to parents, children, tweens, teens, and young adults regarding the dangers of the Internet and social media.
I discovered rather quickly that I could not prepare a single set of presentations to use over and over again.
As the name suggests, Flirt Bucks is mainly looking for women who must be 18 years old, and who are willing to flirt and chat with men on social media.
There are currently vacancies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
Bullies, predators, and more can send anonymous messages to a specific person, asking them inappropriate things or even simply making hurtful statements. Kik Messenger – This is a private messenger app and is coveted by those under 18 for a number of reasons.
The App allows kids to send private messages that their parents can’t see.
In order to write an article such as this that is intended to reach the parents of potential victims, I have to be general in my assumptions and sweeping in my aim.
I would rather offend you than not get the message out to someone that could prevent a devastating, life altering event for a child.
There is no physical connection here, it’s all just to fill that emotional void.
And these guys actually pay good money for the service as well.
This app also allows users to identify themselves by a made up username, posing the dangers of anonymity.