Parents get an inside look on dangerous apps for kids

17-year-old twins Myka and Mya Montoya test out an app called, 'Yubo.' (ABC 7 Amarillo- Jala Washington).

The ever evolving digital age can be hard to keep up with. But parents, your kids are keeping up.

Without paying close attention, it's easy to be kept out.

"Let's see....find a cute boy," Myka Montoya, a teen testing out an app said.

In the Montoya household, 17-year-old twins Myka and Mya's mom Joanne monitors while her daughters test out an app called 'Yubo.'

"Swipe right to like a profile, swipe left to pass a profile," Joanne's twins said, as they learn how to use the app.

The app the Montoya girls are using is known to be like Tinder, a mature dating app. However, 'Yubo' is is for kids 12 and up.

"Oh wait, I just liked someone," Mya said as she used the app.

Trying out this new app, the Montoya girls have some confusion at first.

"He's been banned from the live...wait? Who's been banned from the live," the Montoya girls said.

But they quickly catch on.

"I have two new friends," Myka said.

And it doesn't take long for things to escalate, or even get inappropriate.

"What is he doing?," Joanne said looking over at her daughter's phone. "Oh wow…yeah, he just asked for nudes."

That's when Joanne gets more uncomfortable with the app.

"For this guy to ask for nudes within the first two seconds of a conversation, it's not an app that the girls need to be on," she said.

The Montoya girls, aren't big fans of the app either.

"All the people on here just seem to either want to see something, or give something, or show you something," the girls said.

Moving on to the next household, ABC 7 sits down with Rhonda Daniels and her 16-year-old daugher, Jaiden.

"It's like Facebook lives, it's like different aspects of Facebook," Jaiden said while testing out an app.

The app Jaiden is testing out is called, 'Live.Me.'

"This is weird," Jaiden said with a chuckle as she figures out how the app works.

The app is supposed to be for people who are at least 17 years old, but Jaiden was able to download the app with her birthday with no problems.

"I could tell my life story through four emojiis," Jaiden comments while discovering another feature of the app.

"As she's scrolling up, it makes me nervous what she's going to scroll into," Rhonda said. "Because, she has no idea what's going to come up. She doesn't know any of these people."

Jaiden's mom is concerned.

"I really don't like it, honestly," Rhonda said.

It's concerning for Rhonda how easy Jaiden was able to enter a cyber world of unknowns so easily.

"Somebody said don't be shy, show us," Jaiden said after seeing a message in a chat room.

"This man looks like he's in his 70's and he's on here," Rhonda said.

Corporal Jeb Hilton, of Amarillo's Police Department wants parents to know it's not uncommon for older adults to prey on kids.

"We have incidents where kids get in touch with somebody they don't know that supposedly is another child and then before they know it they're meeting, and this becomes an adult and they could be into something like human trafficking," Hilton said.

While watching their girls test out apps today, both Joanne and Rhonda said it's been an eye-opening experience.

"They can access so much, and some people take advantage of that," Joanne said.

"With everything, [like] the internet, social media, all of it is really hard," Rhonda said. "You kind of just have to stay diligent and talk to your kids openly."

Both also said they're glad to be more aware.

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