Top 10 Most Dangerous Social Media Apps

Who's anymonous? {block} I learned about these dangerous apps when at a social media seminar. By dangerous, I mean easy exposure to online predators, inappropriate content, and cyber bullying.
The Top Ten
1 Ask.fm

Several suicides have been linked to this app across Ireland. People can ask anonymous questions and torment others. There's also sexual harassment. Many of my female classmates have been solicited for sex on this app by an unknown person. It could've been a classmate joking around or a 50-year-old pedophile. My friend told me that someone close to her was cutting because of all the cyberbullying she experienced on this app.

This app is used for cyberbullying and sexual harassment. It's also used by child predators and for people to urge others to commit suicide. This website needs to be taken down!

2 Snapchat Snapchat is an American multimedia instant messaging app and service developed by Snap Inc., originally Snapchat Inc. One of the principal features of Snapchat is that pictures and messages are usually only available for a short time before they become inaccessible to their recipients. The app has evolved... read more

I don't use it often, but there's so much drama in it. There are way too many toxic people, and it was made for nudes! What is this monstrosity? Sending nudes is a waste of time, and I feel bad for anyone who is forced to do it.

Snapchat is okay, but there are so many side effects to it.

I had someone take a naked picture of me in a locker room and then post it on Snapchat to her story where everyone could see it. I was humiliated, and I still am!

It makes it easy for teens to get away with sending bad pictures. They "disappear" after you send them, but smart kids know that what's on the internet stays on the internet.

There are also lots of underage users, but Snapchat does nothing. People can screenshot what you send, and Snapchat will notify you, but there's nothing you can do.

3 Facebook Facebook is a corporation and an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California, in the United States. The platform allows users to comment on other people's posts, use the marketplace, share photos, make video calls, watch short clips, date, and play games within the app... read more

There are many people on Facebook groups with stupid profile pics and tons of random pictures. The shadiest ones include a user named Whang Chung, who is one of the sickest people on there. Look the person up. All he or she does is try to piss people off to make himself or herself feel more confident. I had to remove my profile pic because he bashed my family repeatedly. There are more people like that too. Avoid those kinds of accounts. I hope that person gets karma.

Facebook is a terrible place. I no longer use it from today. They won't even allow you to have an opinion if it goes against them. If you are a goody person, you get rewards like more likes on posts and possibly more friend requests. If you're not a goody, you end up in the sin bin!

4 Omegle

I tried going on Omegle once. Here are the types of people on there:

The Perv: The most common person on here. Some 30-year-old jacking off.

The Kiddo: Some 8-year-old looking for girls because that's what kids do.

The Predators: These are real people. If you see a man over 40 on here, instantly close out. They sometimes use videos of girls to lure in little boys. "Stranger may be using a simulated cam" is a red flag.

The Bots: Robots putting up ads for other chat sites.

The Real People: Very rarely, you will find a nice person to talk to. But, this is really rare.

5 TikTok TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a short-form video hosting service owned by Chinese company ByteDance. It hosts a variety of short-form user videos, from genres like pranks, stunts, tricks, jokes, dance, and entertainment with durations from 15 seconds to ten minutes.

This app has become so dangerous that parents are urged to keep their children away from it. With all the dangerous features, people are at risk, especially children and teens. It's more for grown-ups, and people have been in danger from this app.

It sucks so bad. The app is so toxic, and the people on it are so suggestive in their attire and dances. It is just bad. Don't go on it.

Also, China owns it, and there are no safety settings.

TikTok was my life until I found out children were getting kidnapped off the app. Although I love it, I would not recommend it because of the kidnapping problem.

6 Kik

Many ignorant teens put their Kik account name on their Instagram bio. This makes them vulnerable to complete strangers and online predators.

There are a lot of pedophiles on this website. That's why I deleted my account.

Oh yeah, I've heard of this app before. I knew it was dangerous.

7 Tinder

This app is of the devil. You can pretend to be anyone, and since only horny people enter there, you can guess what things could happen to you. Lord knows I warned you.

This, and other apps like Bumble, are the reason people are so lazy. No one wants to get up and make real connections with people. This is a great place for catfishers because it's easy to lie when you hide behind that keyboard.

Absolutely disgusting app! Lots of marriages have been damaged or destroyed by this garbage. Lives are ruined by it as well.

8 Twitter X (formerly known as Twitter) is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, also known as "tweets", restricted to 280 characters.

This app has been a trap to so many people. I'm surprised it's still up.

Political lies, general talk show-like mudslinging, and fake news.

Depending on who you follow, it has the potential to be very toxic.

9 Avakin Life

This game is a haven for pedophiles. Kids are dressed in provocative clothes and engage in suggestive dances, exposed to players of all ages. It operates in a dating site format where kids present themselves as single, married, divorced, in a relationship, etc., and indicate what gender they are looking for, just like any regular dating site.

A 13-year-old can easily befriend a 40 or 50-year-old, invite them to their house, get into bed or a hot tub, and have a conversation in private chat. The only protection is a censorship program that kids can easily trick. They find it a fun challenge to bypass the censorship and curse and talk about sex.

Most contests on Avakin are held via Instagram, incentivizing kids to get an Instagram account, through which they can share photos and all kinds of information. A 13-year-old girl was already targeted by a pedophile through Avakin Life. Instead of protecting children, the game developers have made the game more attractive to kids by adding interactive amusement park games and even a child-like animation so pedophiles can make their avatars look more innocent.

Adult players have continuously written to the developer to keep the game 17+, but apparently, the money is too good to care about children's safety. Do not let your kids play this game.

10 Instagram

A friend of mine made an account on the page, not the app, and found out it knew her location! Every time you log in, it tracks your location.

We checked the privacy settings on Instagram, and they have options to share or not share your location, but not a don't track me option. Her location settings on her device (tablet) weren't even on! I think it's creepy even if the page only sees this.

Another thing: You need to make an account to even see any posts! Yes, you NEED an account. The page wants your email or phone number plus your real first AND last name.

One more fact: If you search Instagram hack or a similar search, instead of seeing stuff about preventing hackings on Instagram, you see stuff about how to HACK Instagram!

So, I recommend you NOT use Instagram, and don't let your children use it. I recommend Messenger Kids on Facebook for your kids.

On this page, you don't need an account AND you can see stuff.

The Contenders
11 Discord

It pretends to be a gaming chat site, but all you need to do is dig a little deeper. Soon, you will find adult-only chats, but there is no verification to ensure kids, tweens, and teens don't access them. Bots ruin the experience by filling your feed with nonsense.

Most of the community is unfriendly, and even the name of this website speaks for itself.

Discord seems relatively harmless up front. However, deeper in, there are countless instances of doxxing, cyberstalking, sexual harassment, and all other manners of personal intrusion.

12 Whisper

You're basically giving your secrets out to strangers, thinking that it's safe. However, the app lets you talk to people near you, making you lose anonymity.

A secret-telling app?! Come back when you get new ideas.

1. Anyone smarter than a rock knows that once it's online, it's no longer a secret.
2. So many posts about self-harm, anorexia, and more.
3. Whisper tracks your location, so you see secrets from people near you.

Still sounds like a secret?

13 Tumblr Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007, and owned by Oath Inc.

I personally really like Tumblr because I only follow blogs that I know are safe. Most of the site is really bad, though. There are lots of arguments, and the user base has a really aggressive mindset.

Welcome to Tumblr! This is the perfect ticket to the dark web. There are countless disturbing images. On more than one occasion, I have seen thinspo and pictures of anorexic girls. There are toxic posts about starving to be thin, even ones saying, "Hungry to bed, hungry to rise, makes a girl a smaller size!"

This was multiple layers below the dark web before it somehow surfaced.

14 Yik Yak

If you have never been to a gossipy college, you have no idea how bad it is. This app is used for bullying those who are different or who rubbed someone the wrong way. They banned names, so users make codes, but it is still obvious who they are talking about. Sometimes users write distinguishing features about the target, and it sows hate towards certain groups of people. Horrible.

You can anonymously chat with people within 500 meters. This has caused whole schools to face rampant online bullying.

15 4Chan 4chan is an anonymous English-language imageboard website. Launched by Christopher "moot" Poole in October 2003, the site hosts boards dedicated to a wide variety of topics, from anime and manga to video games, cooking, weapons, television, music, literature, history, fitness, politics, and sports,... read more

4Chan is really different. There's nobody you will ever know, and if you're offended easily, don't get on there. There are ties to serial killers and other dangerous people. So if you're young, don't go on this site!

4Chan is something else. Though I have to admit, I can't help but respect their dedication to finding out who did it when someone posts something truly horrible, like child porn or animal abuse.

There's no way I'm ever using that site without at least using a VPN. There are dangerous people in there.

16 Meet Me
17 Twitch Twitch is an American video live streaming service that focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of esports competitions, in addition to offering music broadcasts, creative content, and "in real life" streams. It is operated by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc... read more
18 Oovoo
19 deviantART DeviantArt is an online artwork, videography and photography community. The website was launched on August 7, 2000, by Angelo Sotira, Scott Jarkoff, Matthew Stephens, and others.
20 Roblox Roblox Corporation is an American video game developer based in San Mateo, California. Founded in 2004 by David Baszucki and Erik Cassel, the company is the developer of Roblox, which was released in 2006. As of June 30, 2021, Roblox Corporation employed 1,234 people.

I hate Roblox. This game should be banned. Online daters and kidnappers come on this game. I would like Roblox if it didn't have a chat log or chat section or anything with chatting. I would love it.

It has been getting worse after Erik Cassel passed away from cancer. I have to betray the community itself because of hackers, online daters, admin abusers, and exploiters.

Well, to be fair to Roblox, it is at least taking steps to stop this stuff. But considering it's the internet, it's no surprise that you're going to come across some unpleasant people every now and again.

21 musical.ly

Musical.ly is a dangerous app. It may seem fun and fine, but it will lead your kids to commit suicide. The comments on Musical.ly cause all that.

Anyone can get your videos and post them anywhere. It's not safe. Even be careful of this site. There are thousands of people using it.

Once TikTok bought it and reopened it under their name, it got a lot worse than Musical.ly ever was.

22 Reddit Reddit (stylized in all lowercase as reddit) is an American social news aggregation, content rating, and discussion website. Registered users (commonly referred to as "Redditors") submit content to the site such as links, text posts, images, and videos, which are then voted up or down by other members... read more

This website is trash. You can't have an opinion on there. Everyone is rude and are racist sexist ageist jerks.

Reddit is just used for making free forums and communities. Maybe it would be dangerous on inappropriate subreddits, but it's generally safe.

Yeah at least this is better than this one site called P04Nhub, don't go on that one cause the videos on here are practically X- rated, or too extreme for even an 18 year old!

23 Talking Angela

The new updates ruined it. Get iOS 6 to play it with the good updates.

It's dangerous! Someone is watching you in her eyes!

24 YouTube YouTube is a global video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. The service was created by three former PayPal employees on February 14, 2005. In November 2006, it was acquired by Google for US$1.65 billion. YouTube is ranked as one of the most visited websites, securing... read more

YouTube has problems, especially in the comment section, where people post almost anything, leading to cyberbullies posting mean comments and causing fights. Other problems include the new changes like removing the classic studio, editor, and direct messaging, limiting video time to 12 hours, unverifying people, and downgrading the Terms of Service.

The new COPPA changes have put YouTube in a serious decline. If you make a mistake with the COPPA law, you pay a whopping $42,530 fine. That's WAY more than most people have in a lifetime. Just one mistake can ruin your whole life. YouTube was a mess before, and it's seriously gotten worse.

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