So she and Christina Hagen-Peer, a lawyer with Walter Haverfield, have started telling parents, teachers and administrators about what they consider the 10 most "dangerous" phone apps to children's emotional and physical safety.
But many are anonymous, like kik, Yik Yak and Whisper, with each user going by just a made-up username. "The apps are not in itself a dangerous app," Porter said. Like a drug or something, it only causes damage when it's misused." She added: "Not all of these apps are dangerous or evil, but they can be for teenagers.
How it is misused: It's a very easy tool for "sexting" with more of a feel of being face to face.
This handy App allows children to send private messages that their parents cannot see.
Yik Yak, a chat app, is one of the ones they raise alarms about.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Rhonda Porter and other Akron school officials recently had a battle on their hands with a group of girls fighting and threatening each other.
The victim is not notified about the photo or comments, resulting in the victim being harassed or humiliated without knowing why.