The advent of “smart” technology has made parenting for our generation – Gen-Xers like myself and Millennials like many of my friends – more challenging than ever before. Sure, we don’t have to worry about growing or killing our own dinner to keep our families fed, and there are dozens of diseases that children used to die from that they no longer do, but the things that can now kill and harm our kids are things that aren’t automatically viewed as dangerous. By many, they’re viewed as “fun,” “normal,” and “no big deal.” Sadly, when it comes to social media, that is FAR from the truth. After reading over the weekend about the newest app that is a threat to our kids mental and social health, I knew I had to share it with my fellow parents.
At the time of this writing, this dangerous new app is #2 on the iTunes App Store charts. Last week it was #1, beating out Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. Today it’s second only to YouTube. It’s name? “Sarahah,” which means “honesty” or “frankness” in Arabic.