Parents: Be Aware!

Posted on 04/18/2016

What is KiK, YikYak, Ask.fm or HiCalculator? If you’re a parent and you don’t know, you may want to read up on some of these popular new social media apps kids are using.

While you don’t need to know all the ins and outs of all the apps, knowing the basics including, what they are, why they’re popular, and what problems they could cause if not used responsibly, is extremely important.

This is not only a Cabot School District issue, it’s everywhere. It’s a problem in every school, in every city, and in every state. That’s why it’s important for parents to know what these apps can do and to Be Aware! 

Potential Predator Apps

KiK:  Allows potential predators to communicate anonymously with your children.

Tinder:  Dating app that allows users to “rate” profiles and locate “hookups” via GPS tracking: rating encourages bullying and GPS tracking opens door for predators.

Snapchat: Self-destructs photos sent within a few seconds unless someone takes a screen shot: notoriously used to post revenge porn, called “snap porn.”

Potential Bullying Apps

YikYak:  Allows users to anonymously send sexually explicit and abusive language.

Whisper:  Encourages users to share secrets with strangers, which can encourage bullying.

Ask.fm:  Encourages anonymous A&A: associated with multiple suicides across U.S.

Deceptive Apps

Vaulty:  Snaps a photo of anyone trying to access the “vault” with wrong password; intention is to hide information.

“Audio Manager:” Deceptive app disguises itself as “Audio Manager,” but hides other apps, messages, and media behind a locked screen.

HiCalculator:  Looks like a calculator, but allows users to hide photos, videos and messages.

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Cabot Public Schools

Elementary Schools (Grades PreK-4)

Central Elementary
36 Pond Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3564
Fax: (501) 843-4503
Eastside Elementary
17 Bellamy Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3563
Fax: (501) 843-5619
Magness Creek Elementary
16150 Arkansas Hwy 5, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3565
Fax: (501) 843-7567
Mountain Springs Elementary
3620 Mountain Springs
Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3575
Fax: (501) 605-1300
Northside Elementary
814 West Locust Street,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3568
Fax: (501) 843-6032
Southside Elementary
2600 South Pine Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3567
Fax: (501) 843-6229
Stagecoach Elementary
850 South Stagecoach Road,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3574
Fax: (501) 605-1221
Ward Central Elementary
1570 Wilson Loop Road,
Ward, AR 72176
(501) 743-3569
Fax: (501) 843-9744
Westside Elementary
1701 South Second Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3566
Fax: (501) 843-5802

High School (Grades 10-12)

Cabot High School
401 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 843-3562
Fax: (501) 843-4231

Academic Center of Excellence
(Grades 7-12)

Academic Center of Excellence
21 Funtastic Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3520
Fax: (501) 843-0283

Cabot Freshman Academy

Cabot Freshman Academy
18 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3576
Fax: (501) 941-1505

Cabot Learning Academy

Cabot Learning Academy
813 West Locust, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3540
Fax: (501) 843-3138

Special Programs

404 North 2nd Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 743-3543
Fax: (501) 941-2613

Central Administrative Office

602 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 843-3363
Fax: (501)843-0576

Middle Schools (Grades 5-6)

Cabot Middle School North
1900 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3571
Fax: (501) 605-0413

Cabot Middle School South
2555 Kerr Station Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3570
Fax: (501) 941-7432

Junior High Schools
(Grades 7-8)

Cabot Junior High North
38 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3572
Fax: (501) 605-8472

Cabot Junior High South
38 Panther Trail, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3573
Fax: (501) 941-7746