Technology changes so fast. It is every parent’s worst nightmare getting caught up on the wrong side of technology. It is important to know what your young ones are doing online. Today we discuss how today’s teen meet and what apps they use in their daily interactions.
Before you go snooping on your daughter, it is important to know that communication is important. Seek to be their friend and understand their needs.
One category of apps is microblogging apps. These include Instagram, which allows one to share a picture of a 15-second video. It can lead your daughter to develop low self-esteem as it can be tied to the number of likes he or she receives.
Tumblr is also a type of blogging platform that allows one to tweet their blogs. It has less control and can at times be intrusive. If your son blogs intimate details of their life, it is possible for that information to be shared for anyone to see on the internet. Twitter allows you to post 140-word characters while Vine is all about 6-second looping video clips. It is a fun way to express yourself creatively, but there is inappropriate content displayed sometimes.
The last section is the chatting, meeting and dating apps. Here the apps allow people to meet and establish relationships. Meet me enables you to set connections while Omegle allows you sometimes to chat in a video.
Skout is the most popular of all. It allows one to chat up and meet people of your choice based on a set of filters. It is the easiest dating app there is. Should you find your teenager using Skout, there is no need for alarm. It is the most secure app for a teenager to use because it uses the users age to filter access to several features.
Skout was the 1st dating app to emphasize location as a filter. It allows one to get access to people within your area. It today has 10 million active users and 500 million registered users.
Skout was founded in 2007 by Christian Wiklund and Niklas Lindstrom.It was initially a socializing app but was relaunched in 2009 as a dating app.It has since grown and has spawned other apps like Fuse and Nixer.It is also available in 14 languages in 180 countries.
Skout has several features that are attractive to users. It has a shake to chat feature that lets a user shake the smartphone and get to chat with a random person anywhere in the world. It also has Skout Travel. It is a feature that allows you to visit virtually other cities. These virtual tours have turned into real holidays.