The Secret Calculator App looks like an innocent calculator app on your child’s Iphone or Android device. Actually, this app is used to hide files, photos and videos. The Secret Calculator App became a popular app in 2016. Now there are many versions of this app. This app is popular because it helps anyone to hide images, sexting photos, and files in a folder that can never be found.

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What is the Secret Photo Calculator App ?

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How does the Secret Photo Calculator app hide photos on an Iphone or Android device?

A short video showing how the Secret Calculator App works

Other apps to hide photos

How to avoid children downloading the Secret Calculator App

Snooping through your child’s phone might not be the best way to establish a trusting relationship with them. Talk to your child regularly about the dangers of storing or taking inappropriate images. Let them know that nothing is 100% secure online. Any photos can get leaked or hacked and this can lead to cyberbullying. Let them know that they need to be careful about whom they send their photos too as it can easily be forwarded to others. This can also have an effect on their educational and job opportunities in the future.

Posting photos is not the only way to have a negative impression online. Words can be just as bad. Any sexting messages that goes viral can have a damaging impact on their future.

What to do if your child has downloaded the Secret Calculator App

1 Prepare yourself for a tough conversation :

If you found one of this type of Apps on their phone, do not panic!

You might feel angry or shocked with some of the content found on the app but panicking will not help resolve the situation . As much as you feel like punishing them, you have to do the more difficult thing which is having a tough conversation.

Talk to them calmly and ask them what made them engage in such a conversation or lead them to share inappropriate photos.

2 Do not shame them:

Despite what your child have done, judging them might effect their self-esteem. They might also not trust you in the future.

Children are growing up in an increasingly difficult world. The temptations of sexting and sharing nude pictures are difficult to resist. They are constantly bombarded with ads that can promote such a behaviour.

Use this opportunity to connect with them and let them know that this behaviour is wrong. Instead of telling them how foolish they have been, ask them what caused them to do this.

Inform them about images that are ok to share and those that are not. Let them know that storing inappropriate images of themselves or others might have great consequences if it ever gets leaked. This is an example of a teen whose photo was leaked by her boyfriend that led to her misery.

If you are concerned about an image they have shared online then it will be good to remove it from any social media platform or sites it has been shared on. Few ways of doing this :

The following are other apps you should be aware of on your child’s phone :

Kik : a free texting app that has no character or texting limit.

Selfie Apps : List of selfie apps that completely alter the way your child look

Instagram : 3 ways to keep children safe on Instagram

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Helping kids find the balance between the offline & online word. Digital parenting tips,interviews and videos

Parv K. Jessy

Written by

Parenting in the digital world, Founder of Kids N Clicks, tea lover, soon to be mama, #socialmedia #parentingnoteasy

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Helping kids find the balance between the offline & online word. Digital parenting tips,interviews and videos

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