At the time, many believed the ban was a result of Kik being seen as a competitive threat to Blackberry Messenger.
So, with the rise of Smartphone use among children and teens, it’s really not much of a secret why Kik has become so popular.
One of the reasons many people have heard of Kik Messenger is not necessarily because of its growing popularity, but because RIM (Research In Motion, the company behind Blackberry) banned it from its app store a few years ago.
Not only does this lead to embarrassment for the original user when a stranger starts contacting them for sexting, but it can also lead to harassment and a damaged reputation at school or at work.
And when it comes to someone contacting one of the “fake” usernames, they often find themselves being scammed or the victim of some other kind of extortion scheme.
Those looking for girls on Kik to sext with should reconsider their actions, since they may be directly contributing to the problem with or without knowing it.
Because Kik is so popular with teens and young people in general, it has also become quite the haven for pedophiles looking to connect with minors.These photos were then redistributed against her will to others, and her case is just one of many similar scenarios.The fact is, many of the young ladies on Kik, at least those whose usernames are advertised for sexting purposes, have been blackmailed or otherwise scammed into sending explicit or embarrassing photos of themselves, or having their username distributed on Kik sexting websites.Going along with the above, another one of the main dangers of Kik sexting is that users often don’t have a real idea of who they are actually talking with and sharing photos with.The fact is, many people who want to use Kik for sexting don’t actually want to contact people they know personally (in real life) because of the potential embarrassment that can result.So, they go online looking for Kik usernames of people that are up for sexting anonymously.