This one rolled through Mountain Brook like a runaway truck on fire a couple of years ago, died out a bit, then picked up again early this academic year.It has probably been more nationally notorious than any of the others on this list.
I AM confident I would not have allowed my children to have it.Tumblr is an extremely popular blogging platform and, as blogging platforms go, it’s functional and not inherently bad. Some are highly inappropriate for youth and tumblr has a massive amount of pornography posted o blogs.There is nothing about tumblr’s usage agreements that prevent people from posting extremely explicit pictures and videos, and so they do.It’s anonymous, easy to use to abuse and bully people and there’s no legitimate reason for it to exist. Well, we have to bring “After School” back from the list of apps which appeared to have been dead.It’s back, as of November 2015 and there’s already a flurry of really bad reports from a variety of reputable news outlets.This is an anonymous social app, designed for high school students.It may hold the distinction of being the most notorious app in this list. There were a number of options from the Birmingham Metro area, including, “Mount Brook.” Once I did that, I got the image to the left and below, tiger-headed bikini girl or whatever that is.1 / FRIENDS Add people you like in lives, swipes and group chats. 2 / LIVE VIDEOCreate live video rooms with up to 4 friends and an unlimited number of watchers 3/ PROFILECreate an emoji profile and add your best pictures from Snapchat and Instagram! Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity.” That may not be the worst of it. The most common type of post is “Thoughts on John Doe” in which, instead of John Doe, a specific student is named at a school.This is an invitation for others to comment on that student.