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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’.
“Real Students. Real Stories.” shows the importance of the work the Gaggle Student Safety Representatives do on a daily basis to prevent students from being exposed to dangers like pornography, child predators and cyberbullying. Hear real student stories about how Gaggle Safety Management has been credited with uncovering drug use, bullying, and threats of school violence, teen depression, suicidal intentions, and abusive domestic situations.
Multiple students were discussing a threat of violence involving a gun that had been sent over the social networking chat application, Kik. The threat had already been safely dealt with and the school had taken every appropriate measure, but because the students were continuing to discuss the events of the day, Gaggle Student Safety Representative’s alerted district contacts to further communications.
Twenty-two percent of teens between the ages of 14 and 17 have sent and/or received pornographic images via mobile phone. Fifteen percent of teens have sent nude photos of themselves to someone they’ve never. No longer are children and teens protected by the anonymity of an 11-digit phone number.