Snapchat is one of the newest social media available to smart phone users. I haven’t jumped on the Snapchat wagon yet and don’t plan on it. My students, however, are very fond of it. Snapchat allows its users to quickly send pictures back and forth to each other; it’s basically a faster form of picture messaging.
One of Snapchat’s draws is the ability to choose how long the pictures sent can be accessed. If I send you a Snapchat I decide how long you can look at it, anywhere from one to 10 seconds. After the time allotted, the picture is deleted and forever disappears…kind of.
Obviously there are plenty of dangers inherent in Snapchat. It is way too easy to sext and send lewd pictures back and forth. Even if Snapchat is used for less nefarious purposes, though, it is still plenty dangerous. Read more »