What It Is:
The Whisper app is basically an online messaging board where users upload messages anonymously. Only other users that are physically close to you via a certain proximity can see these messages.
Would My Child Want It?:
If your child is looking for the best way to say something in a public forum without being held accountable for their words, then they might be interested in it. Of course, at that point, they’re also interested in being an unpleasant person, which is an entirely different problem.
Where Can It Be Used?:
Whisper is a mobile app available in all app stores.
What Should I Watch Out For?:
- Things said in this app cant be tracked or monitored.
- Things are voted up if other users considers them funny and good; voted down if not funny. This can lead to performance-based behavior.
- This app has been mentioned by name in a few school bullying situations.
What Are The Positives?:
There are few, if any positives for this app. It’s a common app in internet bullying and harassment of others without naming peoples specific names
What Are The Negatives?:
Too many to mention.
What We Think:
In our view, there is absolutely no reason for anyone to use Whisper.