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The 12 apps that every parent of a teen should know about

Find hidden apps your teen doesn’t want you seeing

10 ways teens are hiding their online behavior from parents

What age should my kids be before I let them use Instagram, Facebook and other social media services?

9 Social Media red flags parents should know about

Snapchat, Kik and 6 more iffy messaging apps teens love

How to deal with scary news about Social Media

Tinder and 5 more adult dating apps teens are using too

Are anonymous apps spreading hate?

The dangers of certain social media apps pose for teens

Dangerous apps on your teens mobile device

Parents, beware of bullying on sites you’ve never seen

The not so secret side of anonymous confession apps

 

Popular Social Media Apps

The apps students are finding and using change almost hourly, but below is information on the most common ones.


Facebook

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Facebook 101: Ten things you need to know about Facebook

6 new facts about Facebook

5 Facebook privacy settings you need to check now

Top 10 things parents should know about Facebook for kids

 

Twitter

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25 Twitter tips for students, parents and teachers

Protecting your personal information

 

Snapchat

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What parents and teens should know about Snapchat

What is Snapchat?

7 things parents and teens should know about Snapchat

Why you should delete Snapchat

 

Instagram

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5 Instagram safety tips for teens

What should parents know about Instagram?

Kids & Instagram: A Parent’s Guide - video

The pros and cons of Instagram

Keeping kids safe on Instagram: What parents need to know

 

Kik

Kik messaging app: A guide for parents

Parents warned of dangers associated with popular app Kik

Don’t let your teenager become the next Kik victim

Wildly popular app offers teenagers and predators anonymity

What parents need to know about the messaging app popular with tweens and teens

 

Vine

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What is Vine?  Is it okay for kids?

5 things parents need to know about this video app

 

Yik Yak

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3 things kids need to know about Yik Yak

Yik Yak app linked to bullying

Here’s what you need to know about Yik Yak; the app wreaking havoc on high schools

 

Omegle

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What is Omegle? What parents need to know

What is Omegle and is it okay for kids?

Parents beware! Do you know who your kids are chatting with?

Predators use app to target kids

A chat with strangers: fun or dangerous?

 

Tumblr

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What is Tumblr? A parent and teacher guide

What parents need to know

 

Ask.fm

10 frightening facts about Ask.fm all parents should know

Everything a parent needs to know about Ask.fm

 

Whisper

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What parents need to know about the Whisper app

What parents need to know about the secret-sharing app Whisper

Another anonymous sharing app parents should know about

 

WhatsApp

What parents need to know about the WhatsApp messenger

 

Burn Note

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This list is gratefully copied from Mona Shores Middle School

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