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WHISPER

WHAT IS IT?

An anonymous social network that promotes sharing secrets with strangers. It also reveals a user's location so people can meet up.

WHY DO KIDS USE IT?

There's something to be said about sharing one's innermost thoughts without any repercussions, especially if they're not socially acceptable. It's cathartic. For those who simply choose to browse, Whisper can be amusing, heartbreaking, troubling, and comforting all at once.

RISKS

Sexual - HIGH

Violence - HIGH

Bullying - HIGH

Suicide and/or self harm - HIGH

Drugs, alcohol, crime - HIGH

WHAT CAN I DO?

There is plenty of inappropriate content.  Some use Whisper to solicit others for sex (using the app's geo-location "nearby" feature). Strong language and drug and alcohol references also are prevalent.