Parents, Check Your Kids’ Phones for This “Fake” Calculator App

posted: 09/14/15
by: Mara Betsch

Kids and technology is a tricky topic. On one hand, we want our kids to have cell phones to be able to call and text us in case of emergencies. And on the other hand, giving children their own phones allows them to take pictures, send texts (often with unrecognizable acronyms) and do a number of things that we probably can't monitor as much as we want. But even if you check your child's phone regularly, he or she may still be hiding things from you.

This video from Alabama district attorney Pamela Casey has gone viral, and with good reason. She points out a new "fake" calculator app that allows users to hide photos, only accessible by a passcode.

Does your child have this app-- Calculator%? You need to know what this app really is for--- and it isn't for adding numbers! Check out this new video (less than 2 minutes)!

Posted by Blount County District Attorney-41st Judicial Circuit on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

See, it looks just like a calculator, even after you open the app!

Think your child may be hiding things? Here's what to look for on both iPhone and android devices: