Added: Iain Seybert - Date: 07.03.2022 05:18 - Views: 31932 - Clicks: 7903
Snapchat is an application used to share photos, videos, text, and drawings. It has become hugely popular in a very short space of time, especially with young people. For some people, text messages and posts on Facebook and Twitter are too permanent. The app boasts a large younger-user demographic and for many teens, the fact that their parents do not use Snapchat is a big draw.
Snapchat is popular as messages sent disappear within seconds. The majority of Snapchats are sent in a frivolous and fun manner with the most common topics for Snapchat messages being to document meals about to be eaten and funny faces to friends. The main selling point to young people of this app, is the way images self-destruct and this has led parents groups and online communities to flag the potential for cyberbullying and sexting type activity.
We generally advise young people to take a screen capture of posts or texts they deem offensive or inappropriate. In the case of Snapchat, screen captures can be difficult to perform as the Snapchat app requires the user to keep one finger on the screen on certain devices to view the image. If a user does manage to make a screen capture, the sender of the image is notified. This feature could dissuade teens and children from even attempting to screen capture an offensive message but it is still possible to do so. Research has shown that sexting can be very upsetting emotionally, especially if the messages go astray, ending up in the wrong hands.
There is no way to turn off this feature and many of the articles are tabloid in nature with adult content. The best defense is to discuss the risks with your child and try to agree on what you both think is an acceptable way to use it. Make sure the line between acceptable and inappropriate use is clear. Discuss sanctions if you feel it would help but remember that the most important thing as a parent is to be there to help if things go wrong. Sometimes the best way to keep communication channels open is to remove punishment from the equation.
One issue you should definitely talk about is how permanent is permanent deletion? Like most other web apps, users have the choice of using them to communicate with existing friends or with the wider world. You should talk with your child about the best way to manage this. Discuss the implications of opening themselves up to SnapChats from their whole address book. A friends list can be set up so messages can be sent and received only from deated friends.
Snapchat is not the first or the last app of this type, others include Viber messages and voice calls , Facebook messaging and WhatsApp. The same rules should apply to all online interactions, only share data with those that you trust in real life, think before you click and report any unsavory data or messages to a trusted adult. Make sure you to read any updates that occur on the app, these happen quite regularly and may increase the risks on the site to your child.
Keep up-to-date here: Explainer: What is Snapchat? Worried about something you have seen online or concerned about your child? Childline and the National Parents Council Primary offer free advice and support service. Childline is a support service for young people up to the age of There is a 24hr telephone, online and mobile phone texting service. Sometimes you might unwittingly stumble across illegal online content like child abuse imagery.
Always remember: you can report it and get it removed using Hotline. More on illegal content. Make a report. Parents: A guide to Snapchat Webwise. In Parents. Parents: A guide to Snapchat A Guide to Snapchat Snapchat is an application used to share photos, videos, text, and drawings. Tags: advice guide parents risks Snapchat.
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