Anonymous Q&A apps have risen in popularity over the past year, however they seem to be a very foreign concept to many parents. One of the more popular versions of this app, YOLO, was released in May of 2019, and in a single month had over 5 million downloads, rocketing to the #1 trending app in the US a week after its launch. In July this year, YOLO saw one million new users sign up to the platform.
Looking at their app descriptions, Anonymous Q&A apps like to position themselves as a ‘fun and spontaneous way to get honest and genuine messages’. Though it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that teens don’t often stick to their manners when it comes to anonymous communication online.