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If your child also uses Instagram make sure they are not advertising their Kik Messenger profile name on Instagram.The picture (below left) shows the search term for Kik Messenger #Kik Me on Instagram.Remember in regards to your child seeing Adult content “Once Seen Never Unseen!” Kik Messenger users are using Instagram to find people to chat with privately on Kik.Most Kik users have been sent messages from a complete stranger.This happens even with the “Notify for New People” feature, where you can supposedly switch off being notified of a message waiting for you from a new contact. Reports of Porn Bots (robots, automated accounts) sending unsolicited messages to users even with the “privacy” settings enabled.Previously Kik Messenger was rated 13 on the app stores.
Kik messenger is an incredibly popular free mobile messaging app with over 200 million users.But even without sharing my profile name with anyone and having no contacts other than my other test Kik accounts and having the so called “privacy” setting on, I have been approached by strangers on Kik.The bottom line is you can’t prevent your child being approached by a stranger, who may have a pornographic profile pic, or may send your child a pornographic video or photo as way of introduction.You can find them shared on other social media apps like Instagram, Facebook and Miumeet.
Many Kik users include their Kik user name in their social media bio, usually with the #Kik Me tag.These new messages are showing up in the feeds and some look like they are from Kik Messenger admin, when they are not!Read this post from Adland TV and this one from Forbes about the New “privacy” setting and Porn Bots.Many children won’t find these apps/webpages, but as they appear below the messages window where “emoticons” usually are, they will be hard to ignore, kids are always looking for emoticons to add to their messages so they will figure out where they are pretty soon.