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I read the description and noticed there were over 40,000 reviews for the app. In the app store now (2015) there aren’t as many recent reviews like the ones I saw back in 2012.
That’s a lot and I was curious to see what people had to say. Take a look – these comments were all left on just one day and there are thousands more like them. Newer reviews I saw were mostly related to recent updates, but I still observed some iffy comments such as While I’m sure that many people use Kik to simply send messages to friends, the fact that it is very popular for sexting leads me to believe it is not a good choice for kids.
Perhaps Kik would be fine for an older teen, but there IS a reason this app is rated 17 , so just be aware of this before okay-ing for a younger teen. It’s true that Kik doesn’t rely on phone numbers or e-mail addresses.
But –People can guess your username and send you messages. However, I have received Kik messages from strangers many times.
Case in point, I created a Kik account for the purposes of testing out the app. These have generally been spam messages, saying things like “Congratulations!
A review on the i Tunes page sums it up: “This app is quick easy and fun, but too many pedophiles asking me for nude pictures which almost forced me to delete this app.
If she were to try to download Kik, the option would be greyed out.
So parents, check your child’s phone or i Pod touch.
I’m guessing this is a prevalent problem as it is also addressed in Kik’s help pages:https://kikinteractive.zendesk.com/entries/23496671-How-are-random-people-messaging-me-Some Kik users use Instagram (or other social media accounts) to publicize their Kik username in their profiles or by tagging their photos.
You’ll see some users with “Kik me” and then their Kik username in their profile. If they include their Kik username in their profile (and many do), anyone who sees their Kik username on Instagram could “hit them up” on Kik.Kik is just one of many free texting apps available in the App store.