Police Warn of Dangers in Anonymous Messaging Apps

Four in ten American teens use the anonymous messaging app Kik. Like with earlier anonymous apps Yik Yak and Snapchat, law enforcement officials and parents are worried about the potential for abuse through the app, especially from sexual predators. Last month, a 13-year-old Virginia student was murdered after she allegedly became acquainted with her killer, a college student, through Kik. In other cases, predators have used the app to coerce, or force, underage teens into sending nude photos.

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