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New App to discourage kids and teens from sexting

Posted by Elizabeth Clarke, on 25/07/2014. New App to discourage kids and teens from sextingTags: Parenting

A group of Dublin web developers have created a new app called ‘Selfiecop’ which helps to deter and detect unsafe behaviour in kids and teens, particularly 'sexting'.

According to the Selfiecop website, ‘Sexting’ is defined as ‘the creating, sharing and forwarding of sexually suggestive pictures or videos between children and teens by phone or through social networking sites.’

The app works by sending parents a copy of every photo or video taken by their child on their smartphone or tablet. By providing an email address and locking the app with a password, parents will be able to monitor their childrens’ activity, keeping them safe online.

Shockingly, children as young as ten are sending sexually explicit messages between mobile phones. According to a report provided by Selfie Cop, as many as 1 in 4 children and teens now taking part in this practice making this app timely.

Currently, Selfiecop is available in an android version with an iphone version coming soon.


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