These health-focused apps, games, and sites give kids the straight dope on a host of essential and often taboo topics about bodies. They’ll be moving: practicing yoga, enhancing motor skills through teamwork, and analyzing sports techniques. Whether it’s in physical education (PE) and health class, or core content areas like science, students are sure to find the vital information they need to stay energized and active.
Today.com shares this lists of apps that you should closely monitor if your child is using them.
- Kik is a messing app that does not require a phone number or email address. All the user needs to do is create a username.
- Users can chat widely with unknown people.
- There are apps within the app, which can make it difficult for parents to monitor.
- Yik Yak is an anonymous posting forum.
- The app uses a GPS locator that allows anyone within a certain radius to see your child’s messages.
- Comments on posts can often start off innocently and escalate, exposing users to sexual content.
- The app uses a Q&A format, in which people are encouraged to post questions that anyone using the app can answer.
- There have been reports of bullying on the app.
- Anyone on the app has the ability to block other users.
- Whisper is an anonymous app on which users post any confessions they may have.
- Only those above the age of 17 are supposed to be using Whisper.
- The app can expose the user’s location.
- Best Secret Folder is an app that helps hide content from parents.
- The app looks like a utility folder, so it is easy to overlook on kids’ phones.