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Posted October 28, 2014

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All About KIK

Learn about this popular app that has been widely linked to cyber-bullying and cyber-predators.

  • Kik is highly popular with “tweens,”
  • Kik has over 120 million users, with 275,000 sign-ups per day,
  • Any Kik user can connect with any other Kik user if they know their Kik username,
  • There are no records of chat history to review and chats are easily deleted.

Information for Parents

  • Kik users are supposed to be age 13 or older,
  • The site has no age verification,
  • Teens between 13 and 18 years old need to have permission from their parent or legal guardian before they create a Kik account and start using Kik Messenger,
  • Kik does not have parental controls.

Parents of kids who are under age 13 who have a Kik account must submit a deactivation request to Kik via emailing with the subject line 'Parent Inquiry'.  Kik then sends the parent a deactivation request form, which can be returned to Kik for processing.

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