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13-Mar-2015 11:18

These apps are easily available, but most parents don't know about them.

Your kids may hate me for this, but I'm going to let you in on some of their secrets. It's an i Phone-only app that enables users to chat with anyone anonymously.

When you open the app, it asks for your location so -- it says -- you can chat with people who go to your school.

But it requires no information to sign up -- no phone number, or email address. In the brief time I browsed the public forums, I found hookup requests for sex and drugs along with other conversations many parents would find inappropriate at best and obscene at worst. Omegle chat is one of the most popular anonymous messaging apps.

The whole purpose of this app is to connect strangers for personal chat messages.

I signed up in about two minutes, not having to prove my age or location.

In less than a minute I was paired with other users.

But when I responded I was a 19 year old girl, someone identifying themselves as a 35-year-old man invited me to a private chatroom.

If your kids are like most these days, they're almost always looking down into their phones.

A growing number of teenagers and children are using apps that may connect them to sex predators, bullies or drugs.

After School uses your location to find your school.

Everyone can see your post, but no one knows who posted it.

Users do have to prove they're a student to get into chat rooms named 'sex', drugs, profanity and gross.