(Mirror Daily, United States) – Technology is evolving at a fast pace. There are more new apps daily than there were newspapers a decade ago. The problem is not only the flooded tech market but also the fact that children nowadays are engaging in various activities that are not appropriate for their age. And when you’re a full-functioning adult, it’s rather difficult to keep track of your child’s apps and photos.
We have compiled a list of eight apps that might give you a hint if your child has something to hide from peering parents eyes or not. Only the presence of some of these mobile applications on their phones is a good indicator that there might also be lewd photos somewhere around in there.
It doesn’t matter if your child is an Apple or Android fan. Both stores contain hundreds of apps that can be used as file lockers.
One of the most popular is the Secure Vault designed for Apple users. If your children already have passcodes on their phones, it’s obvious that they are trying to hide information from somebody who knows their secret code, rather than their peers.
So if you see that your child has Secure Vault, or other file locker app installed, you better be on the lookout because he/she is trying to hide something.
This app basically runs like the Secure Vault; only it takes things a little further. If somebody is trying to break-in the mobile device, the app takes a picture of the “intruder”.
This is one of the sneakiest file lockers apps. It looks and runs like an ordinary calculator, but it doubles as a secret file container. In order to access hidden files, the user must type the period sign two times.
Apart from being protected by the calculator display, the file locker is also password-encrypted. The app is starting to be very popular among adolescents, especially since it also features a sort of “panic button” that takes the user back to the cover window in an instant.
This is a new, trending social network. The main idea behind it is a lot like Yahoo Answers. Somebody posts a question and then receives anonymous replies.
Basically, it’s a kind of interesting platform, but, unfortunately, most children who ask something end up being bullied by other mean users.
This is one of the most popular apps today. The functioning principle is simple. You take photos or videos of yourself, add some glittery writing and some graphics and then send it to your friends. The app deletes the photos after a few moments, but the recipients can take screenshots.
The app is potentially dangerous seeing as most children who use it think that their friends would never keep mementos of their intimate messages. But as said before, adolescents are mean.
The risk of this one is purely financial. LINE is a messaging app that is growing very fast. While the program itself is free, there is a vast array of in-app purchases that can considerably raise your phone bill or empty your credit card.
While LINE is designed to require parental permission, it does not verify this.
If you want to keep track of your child’s apps, then by all means be on the lookout for kik.
It’s basically a sexting app, and it can be used by children who lie about their location, age or identity, but it also may be used by deranged adults who do the same.
BurnNote is a Snapchat for instant messages. It’s supposed to keep all of your conversations a secret because it destroys all texts after the recipients read them. But as in the case of Snapchat, print screens could be taken, and intimate thoughts could become very public.
In this day and age, it is paramount to keep track of your child’s apps. Especially since there are certain ones, like those included on our list, which can lead to severe bullying or social pressure.
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