The most popular apps on the list are Snapchat, Bumble and WhatsApp. (Photo courtesy of Abbotsford Police Department.)

Abbotsford police share list of dangerous apps parents might not know about

Keep your kids away from these 15 apps

The Abbotsford Police Department is warning parents about the dangerous potential of some apps their kids might have on their phones.

Fifteen apps have been red-flagged as unsafe for children because their potential to connect their kids with strangers. A large portion of the apps are popular dating sites which don’t vigorously enforce their age restrictions.

Some of the apps encourage in-person meet-ups, show GPS location, allow payment exchanges or have been know for bullying or racism.

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See the full list below:

-MeetMe

-WhatsApp

-Bumble

-Grindr

-Skout

-TikTok

-Badoo

-Snapchat

-Kik

-LiveMe

-Holla

-Whisper

-AskFM

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