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Kids' app has some parents raising eyebrows

By: Michelle Heron Email
By: Michelle Heron Email

(WYMT)- A popular phone app among kids has some parents raising their eyebrows.

Meet “Angela,” a cat, who has her own app for your phone or tablet who really talks back to your kids.

But is the app really as innocent as it looks? Some parents who have reviewed the application don’t think so!

Some parents think the subject matter and questions Angela asks aren’t safe for children.

Lieutenant Paul Campbell with Hazard Police Department says it’s important for kids to know to never give out personal information over the Internet. That includes apps.

“Giving personal information from a child to someone they’ve never met, could be kind of risky and is probably a little too invasive,” Campbell said.

And while some may find nothing wrong with the app, Campbell says the best advice, is to check it out yourself.

“The best way to go about it is to see it for yourself. To check the app out and to see what the functionality is, what the target is, maybe what kind of questions, so that you know that your child is being safe,” Campbell added.
Because it’s always better to be safe, rather than sorry.

We reached out to the app’s creator, Out Fit 7 Ltd. but our request for comment went unreturned.


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