What is Kik?
Kik is a controversial messaging app popular with children and young people. During testing, our online safety experts found that it appears to be an app which features a high amount of inappropriate behaviour.
There are over 15 million monthly active users on Kik.
Deleting or deactivating a Kik account
When a user deactivates their profile, their Kik username will not be searchable and their name will be deleted from the contact lists of people they’ve talked to on the App. To reactivate an account, all they need to do is log back in.
When a user permanently deletes their account, it’s no longer possible to log in or access any of their contacts of message history.