According to , in the case of a court order or emergency situation Kik can [provide] ( the authorities with a time-stamped log of a Kik user’s sent and received messages, such as in the case of Nicole.
In some instances, they can even trace the physical location of where a message was sent.
The young victim used the platform to message her alleged killer, David Eisenhauer, an 18-year-old Virginia Tech freshman who has since been arrested and charged with her abduction and death. It’s created a community of over 200 million users, but not everyone is just chatting with people they know personally.
If you use Kik, follow these tips from Safe Teens to protect yourself:● Think about what you post.
Sharing provocative photos or intimate details online, even in private emails, can cause you problems later on.
If they persist, call your local police or contact Cyber ● Avoid in-person meetings.
The only way someone can physically harm you is if you’re both in the same location, so in order to stay 100% safe don’t meet them in person.