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  1. Tweens and teens are exploring way beyond FacebookRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 |

    ... you'll be able to communicate with your teen about safe choices. Number one on my grand-daughter's list is Kik Messenger , an app that lets kids text for free. It's fast and has no message limits, character limits, or fees if you only use the basic ...


  2. Chatrooms are making a comeback, and 'Bindle' is leading the chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Digital Trends

    Don't look now, but chatrooms are making a comeback. Kik Messenger recently added hashtags to build group chats of up to 50 people and Twitter introduced group direct messages for private gatherings 140 characters at a time.


  3. Raising kids in the world of texting, tweeting and taggingRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2015 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    Meredith Long's twin daughters were 11 years old when they started to use Snapchat, then moved on to Kik Messenger and ooVoo. When they turned 12 and got their first cellphones in December, they expanded to Instagram .


  4. Read Full ArticleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | WKRC-AM Cincinnati

    ... and answer site where people can "anonymously" answer questions asked by others. Also known for bullying Kik Messenger: An instant messaging app that some use in place of text messaging. Kik allows individual and group messaging, but publicly shared ...


  5. Facebook Messenger Opens the Door to DevelopersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Re/code

    ... This strategy is already popular with other messaging apps, including Tencent's WeChat in China, Tango , and Kik Messenger out of Waterloo, Canada. The idea is that users, particularly young users, are looking for more features than simple messaging ...


  6. For fast-growing chat apps, child predators are a pervasive threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Globe and Mail

    ... Kik and Snapchat that are popular among teenagers and have become a target for predators. Waterloo, Ont.-based Kik Messenger, launched four years ago and has already attracted 200 million registered users, most of them teenagers. Its main attraction ...


  7. Former Denton teacher convicted of producing child porn gets 60 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    ... consecutively for a total of 720 months, equaling 60 years, A Documents show Bogomol posed as a girl on the Kik Messenger social media app and convinced underage boys to send him nude photos. He also used Grindr and Pinger. Last May, Homeland ...


  8. Former Denton High School teacher gets 60 years for producing child pornRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    ... contacted Homeland Security Investigations about a person who asked their son for a nude picture through the Kik Messenger smartphone app. Bogomol posed as a teenage girl named "Crystal Williams" when he contacted the boy, who sent him a photo in ...


  9. NE mom pleads guilty to making child pornRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 |

    ... with her Motorola cellphone. On May 21, 2014, Yoder, using the social-networking services and Kik Messenger, and the screen names "sexygirl32" and "freakygirl82," began texting with a man in Michigan, who was really a confidential ...


  10. Child sexploitation knows no bordersRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2015 | Telegram

    ... stuff is going on online. And some of the obvious mediums that they patrol and look into are like the Kik Messenger, your Facebook, Chat Hour, various other social medias. Those social medias are based out of the U.S," said RNC Const.a SSteve ...


  11. Man charged with soliciting sex from girl via appRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | WBAL-TV Baltimore

    Vincent Hill, 21, of Upper Marlboro, was charged with sexual solicitation of a minor. Officials said by using the Kik Messenger app, he tried to solicit sex from an undercover police officer who he thought was a 12-year-old girl.


  12. Man accused of sexting minor on messaging appRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | Big News

    ... when a 12-year-old girl told Howard County Police she had been chatting with a user named "Vinc Hill" on the Kik Messenger app, an instant messaging application for mobile devices.The girl told police the user was allegedly sending her "sexually ...


  13. Police: PG County Man Arrested for Soliciting Sex from a MinorRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 |

    Howard County Police arrested a man for allegedly soliciting sex from 12-year-old girl on Kik Messenger app . Detectives are reminding parents to be aware of their children's social media use.


  14. Md. Man Arrested For Soliciting Sex From Minor On Kik AppRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | CBS Local

    ... Maryland man was charged for soliciting a police officer he thought was a 12-year-old girl using the Kik Messenger app. According to Howard County police, Vincent Paul Hill, of Prince George's County, was charged with sexual solicitation of a minor. ...


  15. Man accused of 'sexting' minor on messaging appRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | ABC2 Maryland

    ... Paul Hill, 21, of Prince George's County is charged with soliciting sex from a 12-year-old girl using the Kik Messenger app. (Photo courtesy Howard County Police Department) An Upper Marlboro man is facing charges after police say he sent sexually ...


  16. Wahpeton Man Sentenced in State's First-Ever Sextortion CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Valley News Live

    ... "sextortion" investigation in the state. Beginning in 2013, and continuing until about July 2013, Coleman used Kik Messenger and Touch, which are free messaging apps, to threaten to extort sexually explicit images and videos from female minors. ...


  17. 8 Apps to DeleteRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | KOLO-TV Reno

    ... are dirty. But with questions like, "Why aren't you dead?" this app is linked to suicides for cyberbullying. Kik Messenger is a high-speed texting app for 17 year olds and older. But wants to know why children younger than that ...


  18. (Courts Blog) Abilene man sentenced for possession of child pornRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... with at least three girls younger than 16 years old on his smart phone through the instant messaging app Kik Messenger. Investitgators said Sanchez knew the girls were underaged when he sent them pictures of his penis. Investigators said Sanchez ...


  19. Death threats made at school investigatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

    ... Junior High threatened to shoot another student at the school. Police say the threats were made over the "Kik Messenger" app, which allows users to delete parts of messages after they've been sent. A petition has been submitted to the St. Clair ...


  20. Man arrested for sending sexual photos to juvenileRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Walton Sun

    , Jan. 8. Gibbs communicated with a 12-year-old female on Kik Messenger using an electronic device between the dates of Oct. 9 and Nov. 5, 2014. Gibbs solicited the juvenile numerous times to send explicit pictures to him and also sent an explicit ...