Users can answer these questions and posts them to their personal page, truly leaving nothing to the imagination.This is especially dangerous because it allows any user to target a specific person anonymously.We don't know about you, but when we're experiencing any kind of ailment, our first instinct is to Google our symptoms—which inevitably leads us down a Web MD black hole that convinces us we're probably about to die any second.So, yeah, we know that self-diagnosing via the internet is probably not the healthiest thing.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."Some people find this a shocking statistic, but women make over 80% of healthcare decisions in the United States," explains Ryder.
Experts say these predators blackmail young children, by starting inappropriate conversations with them, then threatening to send the messages, photos, or videos to their parents if they tell anybody, therefore trapping the child in a disgusting, dangerous situation. Whisper – This is a meeting App that encourages users to post secrets.
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.
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.
This app also allows users to identify themselves by a made up username, posing the dangers of anonymity.