POSTED: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 1:07pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 1:11pm
Authorities are warning of a new phone app that is gaining popularity with underage students.
The app called "Whisper" is described as a way to "express yourself, share secrets and meet new people." The app also claims to contain "age-restricted material" and states you must be at least 17 and over to download, but only requires a push of the 'OK' button to begin a data transfer.
Whisper is available for both the iPhone and Droid for free of charge. Content is posted anonymously, which officials say is the big problem. With anonymous posts come bullying, harassment and inappropriate content being posted, according to East Texas authorities investigating the app.
Parents are asked to be aware of the Whisper app and the unhealthy environment it can create.