I-TEAM: Periscope

CENTRAL ILLINOIS - Right now there are more than a million apps available for your smartphone. One called periscope is gaining popularity –  while raising concerns at the same time.

For those unfamiliar with Periscope, it allows users to live-stream, while people comment and interact with who's using the app.

Brittany Adams called her first live-stream “Cheerleader here from Central Illinois.” She kept it simple, and wanted an honest conversation about cheerleading.

“I cheer for football, and basketball” says Adams.

Within minutes – nearly 500 people were watching the 16-year old in her house.

“Wow that's a lot of people” says Adams.”

“Some of the conversation was actually about cheerleading - while showing off some cheers.

“R-E-B-O-U-N-D, rebound, rebound, get it!”

But then it got a bit off topic. Asking for a cheer, you won't see on any high school football field.

“He gave me a cheer. It said give me an (expletive deleted). I got a little freaked out honestly.”

Periscope is great because it lets you see the world through the lenses on your cell phone. Unfortunately it also brings out the worst in some people.

"They asked me if I was a virgin, if I was single. They asked me where I lived, and I just told them Illinois."

We blurred out the profanity in one comment. There was also one saying she would never accomplish her dream of becoming an Alabama cheerleader.

With Brittany's friends mother watching this from the kitchen; learning with each app, it's harder to monitor what kids are doing, what they're showing, and what information they're sharing.

“It really puts your whole family in dancer if you don't know what your teenager is talking about” says Nicole Horne.

Professionals agree, saying while social media can enhance relationships, there's a flip side as well.

"What we ought to not do, is let them isolate themselves and just bare the pain of that. What I believe they should do - is tell someone. A parent, or teacher or clergy. Someone in authority to sort out what's going on" says psychologist David Wence.

Talking to someone they trust, while talking to people they never met, from around the world.

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