Parents face a tech problem these days. Kids want mobile devices ASAP, but they also need to stay safe and avoid content and connections that are inappropriate for them. As kids mature into teens, their desire for independence grows even faster, and this can lead them to migrate toward more dangerous apps, often without realizing the risks.
Parental control software can help, especially if you work to find apps that offer exactly the level of security and watchfulness you need. Although some parents would like to give their kids more freedom, especially as they get older, and are mostly concerned that their teens don’t start using any “bad” apps.
What makes an app bad, exactly? What apps should parents watch for on their kids’ phones as a warning? It’s tough to know what to watch for, which is why we’ve put together a list of the worst apps for kids (and why).
Note: If your child really wants to use one of these apps, try to have a conversation with them about why they want to use it and the risks associated. Unless your kids are outright trying to hide something, cooperative efforts can help find alternative apps that are safer to use. Continue reading to learn about 8 Dangerous Apps to Check for on Your Child’s Phone.