Secret social media apps teens don’t want you to know they’re using

Listen up, parents. You know about Facebook and Twitter, but teens are turning to other social media alternatives to connect, and in some cases, participate in cyber-bullying.

Here are some of the social media apps that teens are using that they don’t want you to know about:

BackChat
Free for iOs and Android

Backchat is a social networking app that allows you to message your friends anonymously. You can try guessing who you’re talking to by using the app’s clue system, or just guess the old fashion way. To display clues, you’ve got to make a purchase within the app (clue packages start at 99 cents.)

Whisper
Free for iOs and Android

Users of the Whisper app share their secrets anonymously but in a creative way. The secrets are posted and shared in a traditional meme-style as text over image. You can respond to other Whispers anonymously, and there’s a private messaging feature within the app.

Ask.fm

Free for iOs and Android

Launched in Latvia in 2010, the social networking app and website Ask.fm gives people the opportunity to anonymously ask and answer controversial questions. According to Mashable.com, it’s one of the top 200 visited websites in the world.

More information:

Seeking privacy, teens turn to anonymous-messaging apps, WashingtonPost.com

Millennials Use App to Whisper Their Secrets, HuffingtonPost.com

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