Back to school apps that parents need to be aware of

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) –

As kids return to school it is likely their online social activity will increase. Since 1994, the non-profit organization Enough is Enough has been working to make the internet safer for children and their families.

What originally began as a list of nine apps parents should know about quickly grew to 15. We’re passing along 5 that parents are encouraged to talk about with their kids.

MEETME: It’s a social media app. Encourages people to meet up.

SKOUT: Offers location-based dating.

WHISPER: As the name indicates, users are encouraged to share secrets about others and themselves.

ASK.FM: Is an anonymous app, known for Cyber Bullying.

HOT or NOT: Promotes chatting with strangers with a goal of hooking up.



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