Deactivating a teen’s account means it will no longer be searchable within Kik, and the account will be deleted from the Kik contacts lists of all the teen’s chat companions.
Parents need to know their child’s user name and the email address they used to register for the account. Here is how to find a teen’s user name.
A teen’s user name is available from their smartphone by launching Kik, which opens the app to the main chats list.
Tap the icon at the top of the screen to open the settings, where you can see both the teen’s username and bold-faced display name.
If you chat with your teen from your own device, it’s easy to see their username from the chat.
Kik user names do not have spaces, and can mix upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. If the teen has reset their Kik account, parents may be able to find their username on the login screen.
Kik recommends parents use their teen’s device to find out information about their Kik communications and should not expect to read the teen’s chats from their own device — basically a third-party device.
hat’s because Kik’s privacy features will automatically clear their chat history. Kik does not see or store chats between users.
Parents can ask Kik to deactivate their teen’s account for them. To do that, they must submit a deactivation inquiry to Kik via email at [email protected] with Parent Inquiry in the subject line.
The request must include the teen’s Kik username and age.
There are many reasons why you may decide to quit Kik, and the company has made it easy to disengage for anyone who chooses to do so.
Kik also gives parents the resources to shut down their teen’s Kik connection, if they feel it’s appropriate.