Snapchat, an application for i Phones, i Pads and Android phones, allows subscribers to quickly send photos that quickly expire, increasing the temptation of teens to send embarrassing photos.
The photos disappear, but that doesn't stop the person on the receiving end from quickly grabbing a screenshot and circulating the photo beyond its intended audience.
1 with Snapchat, according to the parenting website Problem No.
2 concerns parents who may be – and experts say, should be – monitoring their teens' social media use.
Snapchat does notify the sender if the person receiving it takes a screengrab, but there's a fairly common workaround.
Here's the list of 50 terms a Denver television station used to test – and stump – several parents to determine if they could crack the codes their children use when they're texting or sending online messages on their phones.
In one case, reported by the website, a 15-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl exchanged explicit photos, which the boy saved and his mother discovered.
The families involved addressed and resolved the situation, but because the girl was 14, the boy could have faced child pornography charges and, if convicted, been forced to register as a sex offender. 7: Snapchat can become a runaway train if you don't talk to your kids about the risks associated with the use.
The “snaps” can only be visible for 1 to 10 seconds, afterwards they disappear from the recipients phone and permanently deleted from all servers.
As for snapchat and sexting, the major selling point of this app is that the picture will disappear into the stratosphere of the interwebs forever therefore making it seemingly impossible for a person to ruin ones reputation.