Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more: So many apps -- how can you keep your kids safe?

MILWAUKEE -- There's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram -- but what about all the other apps your kids might be using?

Mom blogger Maureen Fitzgerald appeared on Studio A to talk social media and smartphone apps you may have never heard of.

Apps like Periscope, YouNow and Meerkat allow for live, real-time broadcasting via your smartphone.

Periscope in particular provides viewers with a detailed map showing the location of the broadcast if location services are not turned off.

Kids can inadvertently broadcast personal information by showing house numbers, street signs, papers on a desk, etc.

Kids are also using messaging apps like Kik and YikYak. These apps allow kids to text with friends without incurring texting fees from a mobile service provider. Members sign up and can share their "Kik" with each other. YikYak allows people to comment anonymously and without creating a profile -- leaving it more open for abuse.

Then, there's imagine-sharing apps like Instagram and SnapChat. These apps allow members to create images with their smartphone's camera and share them. Even though SnapChat images appear to vanish after a set amount of time, users can screenshot them.

So what should parents know about these apps? How can you keep your children safe?

CLICK HERE to check out Maureen Fitzgerald's blog -- WisconsinMommy.com.

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CLICK HERE for resources via StaySafeOnline.org.