for K-12 educators and
administrators to help
create safe learning
Even the most socially-aware and tech-savvy adults can be fooled by kids using apps to hide inappropriate behavior. Apps like KeepSafe, Hide It Pro and KYMS can hide other applications, store hidden folders and contain secret photo albums.
Kik, as well as its sister app, Video Kik, is a popular tool used for sexting and the sharing of inappropriate photo and video. Recently, we notified a district of a very alarming video requiring immediate attention. This video was sent using Kik’s application ‘Video Kik’.
In order to help protect students and create teachable moments that promote digital citizenship, any educational tool that uses a blocked words list should be able to be updated at a moment’s notice. One example came from the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.