The young victim used the platform to message her alleged killer, David Eisenhauer, an 18-year-old Virginia Tech freshman who has since been arrested and charged with her abduction and death. It’s created a community of over 200 million users, but not everyone is just chatting with people they know personally.A recent report from , however, shines a light on how Nicole isn't the only minor to become a victim on Kik, and raises concerns about the growing number of cases that involve predators using the free texting platform. Strangers can guess your username and begin messaging you without warning.Sharing provocative photos or intimate details online, even in private emails, can cause you problems later on.
If you really have to get together with someone you “met” online, don’t go alone.
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Some adolescent behaviors are completely normal such as: attention seeking, motivation due to peer-pressure and risk-taking behavior.
If you’re being harassed on Kik, the company will help you coordinate with law enforcement.
Kik [recommends] (https://kikinteractive.zendesk.com/entries/23496671-How-are-random-people-messaging-me-) that if people use the app, that they choose a username that’s hard to guess, block anyone who messages them inappropriately, and not share their username on public platforms like Instagram or Facebook. Only use Kik to message people you know personally.