The app has been criticized as unsafe for minors due to its anonymity features and allegedly weak parental control mechanisms.
In November 2014, Kik announced a .3 million Series C funding round and its first acquisition, buying GIF Messenger "Relay".
Contacting websites directly and making a report If you’re under 18 and an indecent or nude pic of you is posted online, that is illegal. If you confirm your age by emailing your passport to a Childline counsellor, we can make a report to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) who will contact the website to try and remove it without anyone else being involved.
The IWF tries to remove any illegal images posted online.
Try having an honest conversation with the person you sent the image to. Getting help The sooner you talk to somebody about the situation the better.
This could be your mum, dad, carer or a school teacher.
Reporting what’s happened with a counsellor means we can protect your identity and stop anyone else finding out.
Making a report can be scary, but our counsellors are here to support you and we won’t pass on your information without your permission.
Kik Messenger has drawn controversy due to its reported involvement in a number of incidents of child exploitation.
Todd's mother Carol established the Amanda Todd Trust, receiving donations to support anti-bullying awareness education and programs for young people with mental health problems.
On September 7, 2012, Todd posted a 9-minute You Tube video entitled My Story: Struggling, bullying, suicide and self-harm, which showed her using a series of flashcards to tell of her experiences being bullied.
The funding was from Valiant Capital Partners, Millennium Technology Value Partners, and SV Angel.
By this time, Kik had raised a total of .5 million.