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9 Most Dangerous Apps for Kids

appWith 5 kids who wither carry smartphones or spend time on iPads with the ability to download and use a variety of Apps I am always trying to stay aware of what apps are safe and which ones I should be concerned about..this week I came across a great article on the 9 Most Dangerous Apps for Kids by Felicia Alvarez, Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer.
Here is what she had to say.

9 Most Dangerous Apps for Kids

In 2013, a twelve-year-old girl was lured away from her home by a 21 year-old-man. Once they met, he took her to a motel and took advantage of her. How did this little girl meet this terrible stranger?

Through an app called Whisper on her handheld device (yep, the one her parents bought her). And Whisper is only one of many dangerous apps, apps that every parent should be aware of.

The Scary Truth 

“The bad guy’s not just at the bus stop anymore. He has entrance right into your kid’s bedroom and hand-held cellphone device.” Sexual predators can target your children even when your child is in the room down the hall. And sexual predators aren’t the only problem. Cyber-bullying and exposures to sexually inappropriate content are additional concerns.

New apps are constantly being created, so it’s important to monitor what your child downloads. Being aware of the online tricks predators use will help you know what to look for.  Click here for a current list of some of the most dangerous apps:

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