Also, they started getting some new followers as part of some small contests or similar interests. But as I recently outlined in an article about safely gaming online, sometimes things are not as innocent as they seem.As I mentioned, that butterfly and rainbow unicorn could be a sexual deviant or pervert. If you look at some of the comments on some pictures in Instagram, you will see some that say “Kik me at” or “my Kik name is”.
Having seen that and having reviewed the lack of privacy and having read more about Kik, I talked to my daughter about deleting the app immediately. And I was scared for other families who don’t take an active role in protecting their children from the dangers online.
But as social networks and sharing services evolve, sometimes it is hard to keep up with the latest and greatest cool thing, or social threat.