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ASK.FM

WHAT IS IT?

Ask.fm is an app that allows users ask questions to any person with the choice of being anonymous or as an identified user. Although many individuals use ask.fm to entertain themselves, critics say that it can simply be used as a platform for cyberbullying

WHY DO KIDS USE IT?

Although there are some friendly interactions on Ask.fm -- Q&As about favorite foods or crushes, for example -- there are lots of mean comments and some creepy sexual posts. This iffy content is part of the site's appeal for teens.

RISKS

Sexual - HIGH

Violence - MEDIUM

Bullying - HIGH

Suicide and/or self harm - HIGH

Drugs, alcohol, crime - MEDIUM

WHAT CAN I DO?

Talk to your child about the dangers of cyberbullying and why this app is a platform for this type of behavior.