Tweets by CommonSense 17 Apps and Websites Kids Are Heading to After Facebook Social media apps that let teens do it all -- text, chat, meet people, and share their pics and videos -- often fly under parents' radars. While it may seem more complicated to post photos on Instagram, share casual moments on Snapchat, text on WhatsApp, and check your Twitter feed throughout the day, tweens and teens love the variety. You don't need to know the ins and outs of all the apps, sites, and terms that are "hot" right now and frankly, if you did, they wouldn't be trendy anymore. But knowing the basics -- what they are, why they're popular, and what problems can crop up when they're not used responsibly -- can make the difference between a positive and a negative experience for your kid. Below, we've laid out some of the most popular types of apps and websites for teens:
Protect your teens: 7 apps and websites parents should be aware of
Protect your teens: 7 apps and websites parents should be aware of – Naked Security
If you want to protect your kids you need to know where they are. Here are 7 apps and websites you need to be aware of: Instagram According to a recent study , Instagram is now the most popular social network for US teens. Instagram has lagged behind other social networks badly when it comes to using HTTPS which means that account hijacking is trivial. They can do this by opening Instagram, going to their profile, choosing Edit your profile and toggle Posts are Private to on.
17 Apps and Websites Kids Are Heading to After Facebook
So why is the word "teenager" causing you so much worry? When you consider that the teen years are a period of intense growth, not only physically but emotionally and intellectually, it's understandable that it's a time of confusion and upheaval for many families. Despite some adults' negative perceptions about teens, they are often energetic, thoughtful, and idealistic, with a deep interest in what's fair and right. So, although it can be a period of conflict between parent and child, the teen years are also a time to help kids grow into the distinct individuals they will become.