Snapchat’s popularity rose for allowing users to send super brief messages/media that receivers can view before they disappear. Messages “self-destruct” automatically after the time limit is up.
Why you should be concerned:
Snapchat gives the illusion of no-consequence messaging. Kids may be tempted to throw caution to the wind and share silly, embarrassing, or inappropriate messages and photos.
The reality is, messages can be saved and stored by an external app.
The good news: parental controls. Limitations can be set on the people who can contact your kid and who views their stories.