Pasco sheriff's office names 15 apps parents should look out for on their kids' devices

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - With summer break over and classes beginning across the state -- which includes online learning -- the Pasco County Sheriff's Office released a list of 15 apps, they say, parents should know about.

It's a list similar that has been released by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in the past, but this year, the risk of predatory only encounters have increased as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, experts said, adding that the extra screen time can put kids at a greater risk of being contacted by sex predators.

"It’s important to know what your kids are doing online and we want to help keep parents informed! Our School Resources Officers put together a list of 15 apps parents should know about!" the sheriff's office shared Tuesday on Twitter.