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But knowing the basics — what they are, why they're popular, and what problems can crop up when they're not used responsibly — can make the difference between a positive and a negative experience for your kid.

Below, we've laid out some of the most popular types of apps and websites for teens: texting, microblogging, live-streaming, self-destructing/secret, and chatting/meeting/dating.

What parents need to know — Live Video Streaming allows kids to watch others and broadcast themselves live, earn currency from fans, and interact live with users without any control over who views their streams.

What parents need to know You Now: Broadcast, Chat, and Watch Live Video is an app that lets kids stream and watch live broadcasts.

Because it's an app, the texts won't show up on your kid's phone's messaging service, and you're not charged for them (beyond standard data rates).

What parents need to know Photo and video-sharing apps and sites Instagram lets users snap, edit, and share photos and 15-second videos, either publicly or within a private network of followers.

What parents need to know – Your Video Social Network is a performance- and video-sharing social network that mostly features teens lip-synching to famous songs but also includes some original songwriting and singing.

Musers, as devoted users are called, can build up a following among friends or share posts publicly.

Don’t forget to tip your favorite creators with diamonds, they may invite you to a secret party.

Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs.

Texting apps Group Me is an app that doesn't charge fees or have limits for direct and group messages.