Should I say yes or no to Kik? How many tweens and teens have begged their parents: ‘Can I pleeeeze get Kik? A telling change to the recent Kik update is that it asks you to verify that you are 17+ before downloading it. This has to tell you something! tumblr, instagram, kik are the social mediums of choice amongst teenagers these days. FB is passé! Kik is the most worrying because there are few privacy settings and teens hand out their kik username with abandon to all their followers, known and unknown on Tumblr and Instagram.
A very helpful site, commonsensemedia posts reviews of the app by parents and tweens to help you decide.
Here is just one of each just to give you a taste:
Useful app, Lots of bullying! Kid, 12 years old January 28, 2013
Sexual Harassment and Cyber Bullying Parent May 20, 2013