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Kik Messenger app has been heavily criticised for its safety, after it was reportedly involved in a of incidents of child exploitation. The app commonly known as Kik is a free instant messaging mobile app available on iOS and Android.
It sends and receives messages, photos, videos, sketches or other content over the internet connection of a users registered. Law enforcement has raised concerns about the app after it was found that child exploitation is prominent on the app.
InKik was linked to the murder of a 13 year-old girl in the USit was found she was talking to an year-old boy on the Kik app, who later kidnapped and murdered her. Users of Kik also reported that they received sexually-explicit automated messages over the app, as automated spam bots have been created to distribute these explicit images and texts over Kik. There is no parental control over this app, although Kik says that users should have parental permission to use the app, there is no way to ensure this, and no way to prevent the user putting in a false birth date.
The app is age restricted to only 12 year-olds and above, so parental controls are non-existent for 12 year-olds. The company has made an effort to make its service safer for younger users, but it still fails to combat real time online child abuse. The next problem with Kik is that law enforcement agencies can get little to no information from them, so if is found to be exploited over Kik, it is extremely difficult for law enforcement to track down the perpetrator.
Any of the information provided on the app, is not verified and can be completely false, and give absolutely no lead to who that person behind the app is. MORE : Taxi driver fights back against racist thug by punching him in the face.
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