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Ask KidsPrivacy: How to keep Kik videos private

One of the challenges for parents and teens is keeping up with all the new features added to apps. A year ago, a parent may have agreed to a simple photo sharing social network. Flash forward a year later and that same app now allows users to share videos and send direct messages. Kik messenger has…

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Ask Kids Privacy: Question about Privacy on Kik

Kik is a messenger service app that is popular with teens and Ask KidsPrivacy has received questions from readers about monitoring, unwanted messages and accessing kik. This week, I received a question about kik and privacy. Kik does not have private and public accounts but teens can protect their privacy by managing their contacts and not sharing their…

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Friday Rewind – Kik and Unwanted Messages

Happy Friday! On Friday, I am answering your questions and sharing helpful blogs and resources. So, if you have a question about kids living life online or a specific app, go to ask KidsPrivacy and watch for your answer in my weekly Friday roundup.This week, I am answering a question about Kik and how to delete unwanted…

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How to Monitor Kik Messages

Happy Friday! Every Friday, I am answering your questions and sharing other helpful blogs and resources. So, if you have a question about kids living life online or a specific app, go to ask KidsPrivacy and watch for your answer in my weekly Friday roundup. This week, I am answering a question about monitoring.  Q:  Is it possible to…

Top 5 Posts in 2013

Happy 2014! KidsPrivacy is starting off 2014 with a new look. I am closing in on my 3rd anniversary and felt the site needed an update. Not only does KidsPrivacy look better, it has some new features. I have expanded the menu so you can easily find posts about the latest apps, devices and online safety…

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What parents need to know about Kik

Occasionally I have a week where my friends are all asking about one particular website or app. I had a MyYearbook week followed by an Instagram week. This week it was Kik. “Have you heard of Kik? What is Kik? What do I need to know about Kik?” Kik is a free mobile messenger app. With…