Kik is currently cooperating with the FBI investigation into Nicole’s death and simultaneously working to [educate] ( people about how to stay safe on the app.
The importance of keeping yourself secure in these social media environments is more important than ever.
A recent report from , however, shines a light on how Nicole isn't the only minor to become a victim on Kik, and raises concerns about the growing number of cases that involve predators using the free texting platform. Strangers can guess your username and begin messaging you without warning.
Kik is basically a chat room and allows users to anonymously message one another via usernames. Since anyone can create a username, cyber-bullies and sexual predators can use it to communicate and commit crimes in an environment where it's hard for law enforcement to retrieve the messages.
It’s saved me many a time from having to suffer through a three-hour conversation with my aunt Judy (or “Jawdy,” as I call her).