Possible dangers of social media

By WEEK Producer

April 28, 2014 Updated Apr 29, 2014 at 10:19 AM CDT

CHILLICOTHE, Ill. -- Social media is expanding everyday, but what are the chances your children are in real danger?

The social media frenzy has spread to dozens of different platforms including Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat.

Even newer programs are now making their way through the Internet.

But with strangers lurking around the world, are your children really safe?

"Talking about the privacy settings, they are not full proof. Anybody can still see what you are posting out there," said web services in East Peoria, Tammy Finch. "A lot of kids don't know that either. They think that they are sending private things when they are really not."

Tuesday night we'll take a deep look into the newest apps taking over your kids' phones and explain what you can do to keep a closer eye on their safety.

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