A friend of a friend put together a list of apps that teens are using to avoid/hide their activity and parental restrictions you may have in place. His job requires him to be vigilant with student activity and mobile devices at school. He, and I, thought it worth sharing - as parents and educators.
Here is a list of what the apps do.
LINE: A chat application popular with teens.
Burn It: A notepad that can be shared, but messages delete after a set time period.
Blender: Chat/Dating much like tinder, but seems to be very popular with the teen community.
After School: Only allows students to sign up, groups by local school based on GPS.
Omegal: Chat Application (request a subscription)
Yik Yak: GPS based chat, very popular with college kids, but anyone can chat.
ASkFM: Allows users to receive questions anonymously, much like truth or dare.
KIK: Very dangerous chat application, and very popular with teens.
Whisper: Another anonymous chat application.
Private Vaults: Vault: Encrypts and hides images and videos on your device, requiring a passcode.
Calculator+: Disguises itself as a calculator app, but allows the hiding of images and videos.
Photo Vault: Hides images using a 4 digit PIN.
Keepsafe: Hides images using a 4 digit PIN.
HiCalculator: Disguises itself as a calculator app, but allows the hiding of images and videos. Rated 17+ Content
ImGur: Image hosting site, a lot of the content is vulgar.
VPN Proxy: Evasive/ Anonymous Applications
Hexatech: Creates a virtual private network allowing you to bypass some internet filters and browse web anonymously.
Betternet, VPN Master, Turbo VPN, X-VPN, Hotpost VPN: VPN software for bypassing filters and surfing web anonymously.