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Signal App: Is it Safe for Kids?

Episode Summary

The Signal app is a free private messaging app that promises privacy for users through end-to-end encryption. It’s widely used among athletes, government officials, and journalists for private texts, phone calls, and video chats. But is it safe for your kids to use? In this episode, Josh Ochs at Smart Social tells parents everything they need to know about the Signal app.

Episode Notes

The Signal app is a free private messaging app that promises privacy for users through end-to-end encryption. It  is widely used by people - from politicians to famous athletes - who don’t want to risk having others see or hear their personal information, private messages, and photos. 

The app’s developer is a 501c3 nonprofit and there are no in-app purchases available. The company says it doesn’t collect metadata on its users (this includes a user’s identity and location). Using any private messaging app could lead to negative behavior because students might feel they can hide their actions from their parents.

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