App Being Questioned for allowing Teenagers to Post Nude Photos and Extreme Bullying; Parents are Banned from the App
The national After School App has come under scrutiny after teenagers in Idaho were caught posting nude photos and bullying classmates to the point of raising suicide concerns, according to the Post Register.
A topless student photo was discovered by a parent in Idaho who opened the app on the teenager’s phone and recognized the girl.
According to the app’s website, parents are not allowed to use the app. Users have to sign up through Facebook to verify they attend the school they claim to.
In the facts section of the APP's website question says, “Are school administrators / parents able to know who is posting and will be my identity be revealed? Answer: No.”
The app allows for everyone at the school that uses the app to see messages but it keeps the messages anonymous.
This app is available on iTunes for free.
Students 17 and older can enter sections reserved for upperclassmen, which allows profanity and talk about sex and rugs, but those comments are not limited to restricted sections according to Post Register.
The app asks students to scan their driver’s license bar codes in order to go into the reserved sections.