Metro Detroit teens reveal social media secrets, red flags

High schoolers open up about online practices that parents may not know about

In this photo illustration, the logos of the messaging applications, Snapchat, Twitter, Slack, WhatApps and TikTok are displayed on the screen of an Apple iPhone on February 06, 2019 in Paris. (Chesnot, Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)

A significant struggle among parents raising teenagers is not knowing what they’re doing on social media, or even how they’re doing it.

In a candid interview with Local 4, four students from Chippewa High School and Dakota High School opened up about how teens are using the internet, and some secrets that parents might not know.

Students Katelyn Kraemer, T.J, Laryea, Katie Kraemer and Muhammed Smidi explain how teens keep information and messages private, bypass parental “spy” software, share nudes and more.

The interview is broken up into three short videos that are available below.

Hiding social media activity

Metro Detroit teens reveal social media secrets

On the topic of “nudes”

How kids hide things on social media

What parents should look for

Metro Detroit teens reveal social media red flags

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About the Author:

Nick joined the Local 4 team in February of 2015. Prior to that he spent 6 years in Sacramento covering a long list of big stories including wildfires and earthquakes. Raised in Sterling Heights, he is no stranger to the deep history and pride Detroit has to offer.