Users are called “musers.” The goal for many “musers” is to have a featured video. It would be wise to make a child’s account is private and be sure they’re only being followed by people they truly know and trust.Featured videos are chosen by and appear on the Featured Feed. A common goal on the app is growing your fan base, which raises safety concerns for youth being followed by strangers.He took their photos and posted them online as advertisements for prostitution.

says it restricts users to over 13 and teens, between 13 and 18, must have parental permission.

When signing up, does not ask users to enter a birthdate or age. Presently, accounts cannot be deleted, a feature says is coming soon.

For example, “#ana” brings up posts from many youth who are encouraging each other to stay anorexic in order to lose weight.

A very popular app for creating 15 second music videos.

Minors face risk online, just as they do in other spaces in which people congregate: chatrooms and social networking sites are being used by pimps to recruit victims, boys and girls are being sold for sex on classified ads and escort sites, and child pornography can be shared widely and instantly.

Just like a school hallway or the mall, online spaces can be places of great conversations with friends or they can also be a place of unwanted comments or requests, and relationships that aren’t clearly defined.According to a recently survey, 21% of teen girls and 18% of teen boys have sent/posted nude or semi-nude images of themselves (The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 2013).Sending and receiving “sexy selfies” is a part of everyday life for many teens.People record themselves lip-syncing, dancing, doing comedy, etc…These videos can also be shared on other social media networks.For many youth, the Internet is a positive and powerful space for socializing, learning, and engaging in public life.