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External LinkThe 12 apps that every parent of a teen should know about

External LinkFind hidden apps your teen doesn’t want you seeing

External Link10 ways teens are hiding their online behavior from parents

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

External Link9 Social Media red flags parents should know about

External LinkSnapchat, Kik and 6 more iffy messaging apps teens love

External LinkHow to deal with scary news about Social Media

External LinkTinder and 5 more adult dating apps teens are using too

External LinkAre anonymous apps spreading hate?

External LinkThe dangers of certain social media apps pose for teens

External LinkDangerous apps on your teens mobile device

External LinkParents, beware of bullying on sites you’ve never seen

External LinkThe not so secret side of anonymous confession apps

Popular Social Media Apps

  *Facebook   *Vine   *Tumblr
  *Twitter   *Yik Yak   *Burn Note
  *Snapchat   *Omegle   *ASKfm
  *Instagram   *Whisper   *WhatsApp
  *Kik    

facebook, twitter, snapchat, instagram, kik, vine, yik yak, burn note, tumbler, ASKfm, whisper, Omegle, WhatsApp

Facebook

External LinkCommon Sense Media - App Review

External LinkFacebook 101: Ten things you need to know about Facebook

External Link6 new facts about Facebook

External Link5 Facebook privacy settings you need to check now

External LinkTop 10 things parents should know about Facebook for kids

Twitter

External LinkCommon Sense Media - App Review

External Link25 Twitter tips for students, parents and teachers

External LinkProtecting your personal information

Snapchat

External LinkCommon Sense Media - App Review

External LinkWhat parents and teens should know about Snapchat

External LinkWhat is Snapchat?

External Link7 things parents and teens should know about Snapchat

External LinkWhy you should delete Snapchat

Instagram

External LinkCommon Sense Media - App Review

External Link5 Instagram safety tips for teens

External LinkWhat should parents know about Instagram?

External LinkKids & Instagram: A Parent’s Guide - video

External LinkThe pros and cons of Instagram

External LinkKeeping kids safe on Instagram: What parents need to know

Kik

External LinkKik messaging app: A guide for parents

External LinkParents warned of dangers associated with popular app Kik

External LinkDon’t let your teenager become the next Kik victim

External LinkWildly popular app offers teenagers and predators anonymity

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

Vine

External LinkCommon Sense Media - App Review

External LinkWhat is Vine?  Is it okay for kids?

External Link5 things parents need to know about this video app

Yik Yak

External LinkCommon Sense Media - App Review

External Link3 things kids need to know about Yik Yak

External LinkYik Yak app linked to bullying

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

Omegle

External LinkCommon Sense Media - App Review

External LinkWhat is Omegle? What parents need to know

External LinkWhat is Omegle and is it okay for kids?

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

External LinkPredators use app to target kids

External LinkA chat with strangers: fun or dangerous?

Tumblr

External LinkCommon Sense Media - App Review

External LinkWhat is Tumblr? A parent and teacher guide

External LinkWhat parents need to know

Ask.fm

 

External Link10 frightening facts about Ask.fm all parents should know

External LinkEverything a parent needs to know about Ask.fm

Whisper

External LinkCommon Sense Media - App Review

External LinkWhat parents need to know about the Whisper app

External LinkWhat parents need to know about the secret-sharing app Whisper

External LinkAnother anonymous sharing app parents should know about

WhatsApp

External LinkWhat parents need to know about the WhatsApp messenger

Burn Note

External LinkCommon Sense Media - App Review