Snapchat Beats Instagram and Facebook as the Top Social Platform for Teens | Adweek

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Snapchat’s growth as the preferred social platform for teenagers continues to outpace other social platforms, and it’s cutting into Facebook usage.

According to investment firm Piper Jaffray’s new “Taking Stock With Teens” report, 80 percent of teens use Snapchat at least once a month, up from 74 percent in the fall of 2015. While 79 percent of teenagers said that they use Instagram once a month—an increase from 76 percent one year ago—the photo-sharing app’s reach is slightly less than Snapchat.

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Anti-Cyberbullying App & Risk Mitigation Platform STOPit Enrolls Over 2 Million More Students For

NEW YORKSept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — STOPit, which provides a comprehensive, anonymous software platform that mitigates, deters and controls bullying, today announced over 2mm more students will have access to the app this school year, following implementation through strategic alliances with Great American Insurance Group, Bay Area School Insurance Cooperative and several other insurance entities across the globe.

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Vault Apps – Apps that can look & function like a Calculator

Blog Post from http://www.useboomerang.com – Vault Apps have been around for a while (at least 2011) and are increasingly common as smartphones gained popularity. Parents may not be aware of their existence as the ones used by kids today typically look and function like a normal app (like a calculator app) but once you enter a passcode inside the app you unlock the true purpose of the app: typically to store innapropriate content!  Read more …

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Teen Makes ‘Sit With Us’ App That Helps Students Find Lunch Buddies | Huffington Post

A new app makes finding friends in the school cafeteria a piece of cake. “Sit With Us” helps students who have difficulty finding a place to sit locate a welcoming group in the lunchroom.

The app allows students to designate themselves as “ambassadors,” thereby inviting others to join them. Ambassadors can then post “open lunch” events, which signal to anyone seeking company that they’re invited to join the ambassadors’ table.

via Teen Makes ‘Sit With Us’ App That Helps Students Find Lunch Buddies | Huffington Post

Attention, parents: 4 obscure apps you need to know about | WFTV

BOSTON – Kids and teens will pick up the newest technology fast as they head back to school, and that means they could be using apps that could put them in danger without parents even realizing it.

Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are all popular, but WFXT uncovered obscure apps that should keep parents on alert.

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