Sneaky Camera Apps Parents Should Know About

For kids, the joys of friendship are often expressed in the photos they share on social apps such as Snapchat, Instagram, and WhatsApp. These types of photos — the group shot from a day at the beach, a selfie at the DMV or the prom — document kids’ lives and strengthen relationships. But as we all know, cell phone cameras can be misused, and a new crop of photo apps are being used to hide photos instead of share them. Sometimes called “ghost apps,” these secret-camera and hidden-photo-vault apps let you snap pictures or video without anyone knowing and stash them in secret folders. Use of these apps for sexting is increasing in schools, including a Denver-area school in a situation that involved hundreds of students Read more at Common Sense Media