Periscope: How live-streaming apps may leave children vulnerable to predators


    Periscope: How live-streaming apps may leave children vulnerable to predators

    There's a lot of work behind the scenes to make live television news, but now people are going live straight from their smart phones. But can the Periscope app leave your children vulnerable to potential predators?

    Today on ABC 33/40 Focus@4, Melissa Vega will take a closer look at the app and how you can keep your child safe.

    Watch the story on TV or live online at www.abc3340.com/live.

    List of apps parents should be aware of:

    SpyCalc looks and functions like a calculator until users enter a code, which opens a hidden folder.

    Best Secret Folder operates much in the same way.

    Hide It Pro appears to be an audio manager but it's actually a secret vault.

    Periscope allows users to live stream whatever is happening on the other end of their smartphone camera.

    Omegle pairs users up with random chats with strangers.

    Yik Yak is an anonymous social chat room that connects users by GPS coordinates.

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