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Nicole Michalik

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Back to School is right around the corner, which means kids will be online more.  Hopefully they are just doing homework, but unfortunately we know it’s not that simple.  It’s hard being a parent in today’s world that is oversaturated with technology!

The Bensalem Police Dept are sending a warning of the 15 smart phone apps every parent should know!

They compiled a list of 15 apps parents should know about: MEETME, GRINDR, SKOUT, WHATSAPP, TIKTOK, BADOO, BUMBLE, SNAPCHAT, KIK, LIVE.ME, HOLLA, WHISPER, ASK.FM, CALCULATOR AND HOT OR NOT.

Police say apps like Kik, Whisper, and Skout are red flags for minors to have on their phones. And the app Calculator acts like its name, but can hide photos, phone numbers and other things minors don’t want their parents to see.

“We’re dealing with a lot of criminal investigations where we see a lot of these apps pop up,” said Lt. Jim Donnelly.  “Maybe go into your kids’ cell phone, talk to them about the dangers of it, see who they’re talking to, who their friends are,” added Donnelly.