What are the applications that every parents of teens should know?

As parents, you must know all the applications that your children use. This will help you better monitor and teach them how to use these apps responsibly. Nowadays, Facebook and Twitter are rarely used, and teenagers prefer social networks that meet their needs.

You are certainly familiar with some of these applications,  while others are totally unknown to you.  Here are some application that you never heard but your children are already using them!

Messaging Apps

WhatsApp, Kik, Treads, WeChat, Viber, GroupMee, Jott, Tango

Photo-sharing /image-sharing app platforms

Snapchat, Instagram,  Photo Roulette, Tumblr, Hot or Not



Confession and feedback 

Tellonym, Ask.fm, Whisper, Reddit’s “RoastMe” 

Streaming and video apps

HouseParty, Squad, LiveMe, TikTok,  Youtube

Apps to “meet new friends”

Yubo, Holla, MeetMe, Tinder, Skout 

Online games, game-streaming platforms and gaming chat

Twitch, Fortnite, Discord

App Hider or Ghost app are very popular services used by teenagers for hiding content!

Teenagers are very smart today and, to get around parental control, they use specific applications to hide files and unapproved content. These apps generally look like calculators and can be used as such. However, they have other functions, like hiding files. Good examples of these is iCalculator .

Teenagers use them as hiding places and they are a good way of diverting parents’ attention to the inappropriate content, messages pictures, videos, and applications they may have. They can also be used to rename applications and change their icons. Additionally, these ghost apps work with passwords that only the owner knows and sets.

The most used ghost app by teenagers is definitely “Hide It Pro”. This software effectively hides inappropriate applications and files. By doing this, it disguises them so that they don’t appear in their normal form.

HIP is free to download from the App Store. Children can therefore easily access the software if they possess n iPhone or iPad. Once it is downloaded and installed, they can set up a PIN code and hide all their inappropriate content.

It is, therefore, easy for children to escape your control if they have this application. However, it easily recognizable, because HIP isn’t disguised on their smartphone’s home screen. If your children use it, you will see the app’s logo and take the appropriate measures to control what they are hiding.

On the other hand, the app is great for parents, as it allows them to keep certain content and files private from their children. It helps them limit the access they have when they are using the smartphone.



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