Teens have, once again, started a new social trend. This time, it could involve your phone, whether you want to participate or not.
Teens are now sending photos to a wide audience, based on location. While this is a means to a new sort of prank, it could also open the door to sharing inappropriate content.
The Newest Social Trend You Need to Know
For those determined to give your kids access to their own smartphones, here’s some insider information from our friends at AXIS.org. There’s a new group-driven communication tool in which teens can blast every iOS device in their immediate vicinity, via AirDrop, with items such as memes and selfies. These airdrop zones can be frustrating for adults when their phones become virtually unusable because the memes and pics don’t stop coming.
You don’t need a user name or a phone number to connect, as it’s solely based on proximity. This, of course, can go from a harmless prank to the release of inappropriate content–like porn or cheating in school. So, have talks and set policies with your kids about this new group-driven phenomenon.
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