Vaulty will not only store photos and videos away from parental spying eyes, but it also will snap a photo of anyone who tries to access the "vault" with the wrong password.
Parents who find it on their teens' phones can conclude just one thing: Your kid is hiding things from you.
Even if your kid doesn't have the app and has no interest in reading super secret messages, she could unwittingly get involved: The app sends a Burn Note alert that she has a message waiting.
Curiosity can kill the cat and an app like this could encourage cyberbullying when kids feel they can get away with things because there will be no record of it.
Same deal, but this time with a calculator icon posing as something it isn't.
She wrote, "With the shield of anonymity, users [of Yik Yak] have zero accountability for their posts, and can openly spread rumors, call classmates hurtful names, send threats, or even tell someone to kill themselves -- and all of these things are happening." 12. This is one of the most popular social networking sites that is almost exclusively used by kids.
Again, by promising a complete delete, kids could feel more comfortable revealing more than what they would do otherwise.
And again, capturing a screenshot so that the message can be shared and lives forever, may be the app's Achilles' heel.
is an anonymous chat client with which users discuss anything they'd like.
This can easily result in conversations that are filled with explicit sexual content, lewd language, and references to drugs, alcohol, and violence.