Learn About Snapchat and How to Protect Your Child
Kids and teens are constantly being told to watch their online footprint because images on the Internet stay there. What may seem funny, sexy or outrageous at the time could get them into trouble later.
Snapchat is different from most other social media because images and videos disappear after a certain amount of time. However, as a parent, you should still have a conversation with your child about how they use Snapchat.
Educate yourself on the app and its features; only you can ultimately decide what is it appropriate for your child based on the information available.
1. It’s a More Private Form of Social Media
Kids and teens like Snapchat because they can share moments with their friends instantaneously. They also enjoy the private nature of the app since content disappears so parents can’t see what they’re sharing. There is no profile page or newsfeed with information on them like other social media sites.