ConnectSafely releases A Parent’s Guide to Kik

If there’s a teen in your home, you’ve probably heard of Kik, the community chat app with millions of users. If you haven’t, you’re not alone – sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the popular services.

ConnectSafely’s A Parent’s Guide to Kik is designed to give parents a useful primer on the app along with helpful information for starting a conversation – not a lecture – with kids about how they use Kik and other social networking tools.

Topics include:

  • Kik’s key features
  • Safety concerns
  • Top 5 questions parents have about Kik
  • Important advice for parents, by parents

“As with other messaging and social media apps, staying safe on Kik is more about what you choose to say and how you say it than anything in the app itself,” said ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid. “Still, it’s important for parents of Kik users to understand how the app works and the features it offers to protect your teen’s privacy, security and safety.”

The guide, which joins ConnectSafely’s guides to social media, fake news, student data privacy, cyberbullying, cybersecurity, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, ASKfm, After School and other topics, is available to read or download for free at connectsafely.org/kik.