Kik is a mobile app that people can use to text with friends at high speed and with more of a "face-to-face feel" than regular texting (users' profile pictures appear in a little bubble next to their text, and they can quickly text photos, sketches, or even pre-designed greeting cards to individuals or groups).
If you're scratching your head, it's time to read up on the trendy new social media apps kids are using.
Friending your child on Facebook is now just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online safety.
But younger users are easily getting their hands on the app and using it to post hurtful comments and rumors about their peers.
Users in Mobile, Ala., and Marblehead, Mass., have even "Yakked" threats against their school, causing safety concerns and disruptions for the schools and local police.
British schools have sent home letters calling for students to stop using because of its use in several cyberbullying incidents there, and its loose regulation and lack of monitoring. K., the site added a button where users can report abuse, but some parents feel it's too little, too late.Check out Webwise's Guide for Parents and Teachers.