Problem: It is the #1 app used for sexting, mostly because people think it is the safer way to sext.
However, the “snaps” can easily be recovered and the receiver can take a screen shot and share it with others.
Also, Kik does not offer any parental controls and there is no way of authenticating users, thus making it easy for sexual predators to use the app to interact with minors. However, you post anonymously, but it displays the area you are posting from.
You can also search for users posting within a mile from you.
Problem: Kids using the app for sexting and sending nude selfies through the app is common.
The term “sext buddy” is being replaced with “Kik buddy.” Kids use Reddit and other forum sites to place classified ads for sex by giving out their Kik usernames. It allows users to superimpose text over a picture in order to share their thoughts and feelings anonymously.
Problem: Sexual predators use this app to find kids to collect personal information from in order to track them down more easily in person. Down: This app, which used to be called , is connected to Facebook.