A 12 year old’s view of Kik. Share with your Tween!

Kik3A 12 year old, left a comment on this website.  I have printed it below, ‘warts and all’.  It’s a conversation starter!

Kik once contacted my mom because I am apparently “underaged” for the application. On the iPhone the rating is 17+, but I read reviews and photos for the app and the majority of the reviews state that the rating is not needed and it’s what you make of the app. So I downloaded it. That was about 3 months or so ago. I got bullied once, and I didn’t make much of it. I replied a few times telling the person to stop, none more. There were swears in the insults, I suppose that’s a reason my mother was contacted. I was talking with a few friends from the Internet and they had the privileges to cuss. I took no problem with it since they weren’t insults to me or anyone else. But I did learn that Kik and a bunch of other texting apps monitor your conversations. They found my mother because she pays my cell phone bill. I don’t believe I entered my own birthday, since I’m 12 years old. I hope everybody who reads this understands to be careful if you’re underaged and using this app because they keep a log of everything- even if you delete it. A lot of people can find out your info, as they found my mothers number through AT&T, our OLD service provider. Be careful, everyone.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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