Kids Online Bullying
This list of apps that could be used for online harrasment was released by StopBullying.gov in 2018. You can look at the contents of your childs Installed Apps in yur ocntrol panel to see which of these apps are on their phones.
Social Media Apps and Sites Commonly Used by Children and Teens Digital media and apps allow children to communicate and express their creativity, connect with peers, and share their feelings. However, they can be an avenue through which cyberbullying occurs.
Some current popular social media venues and apps include:
Askfm: A social networking site that allows users to ask other people questions, often anonymously.Chatroulette: There are over 20 different chat roulette sites that allow users to instantly connect via webcam and video chat. Sites typically pair the users randomly and instantly.
Discord: A voice-over-IP (VOIP) app that allows users to video chat with others, private message, and join, create, or participate in public and private chat rooms. This app is often used by players to chat with each other while playing videogames.
Facebook and Facebook Live: The most commonly used social media site that is accessible on many different media platforms.
Instagram: A photo and video sharing and networking site that connects users through other social networking sites (e.g., Facebook). Kik: Messaging app that allows users of all ages to contact others anonymously.
Line: A messaging app that allows users to make free phone calls, leave voice messages, and text. Users can delete texts or chats from recipient’s phone using a timer.
Musical.ly: Users can post their own videos and view videos posted by others.
Reddit: A site that stores social news, rates and evaluates web content, and discussion threads.
Sarahah: An anonymous messaging app that allows users to send anonymous messages to people they may know.
Snapchat: A photo messaging app that allows for sharing pictures and short videos that are intended to be erased shortly after delivery. Telegram: Messaging app that allows users to share photos, videos, and files; make calls, and delete texts or chats from recipient’s phone using a timer.
Tumblr: A social networking site that allows posting of short blogs and media.
Twitter: A microblogging site that allows users to send, read, and reply to “tweets” or short messages.
Vine: An app that allows the posting of short 6-second looping videos.
WeChat: An app that allows user to chat with friends, and to search for people nearby and around the globe.
WhatsApp: A private messaging app that allows users to text, send photos, videos, and location information to their contacts.
YouTube: A video sharing platform that allows users to post and share videos.