Revealing too much may also become a reason for cyber-bullying.
Whisper on kids’ mobile phones could potentially give them access to pornographic content and indecent posts by others.
Do you have any idea about what’s on your teen’s mobile phone?
See also: The anonymous community enables its members to share posts and status updates without revealing their identity.
It also has a chat feature, allowing members to communicate with each other.
As parents, we often find it difficult to keep track of these innovations and the manner in which they’re affecting the lives of our children.
As useful as smartphones may be, certain dangers lurk behind the seemingly-innocent features of some apps.
According to the report, 63% of teens say that they use instant messaging and chat apps on a daily basis.
What’s even more alarming, almost 28% of teens say that they’ve sent inappropriate pictures of themselves to someone via their smartphone.
Knowing a bit more about the potentially dangerous apps and the risks associated with these can help you keep your child safe.
Nearly 77% of the teens aged 12 to 17 own a smartphone, a report called Generation Smartphone: A Guide for Parents of Tweens and Teens suggests.
Many kids enjoy the anonymity of Whisper, which encourages them to share secrets and sensitive information with strangers.
Ill-intentioned adults can use the app to access information that will potentially compromise the safety of a teen.
See also: Yik Yak is another anonymous, smartphone-based community.