May 11, 2016

How old should my kids be before I let them use Snapchat?

I consider myself a fairly connected person when it comes to social media, but Snapchat isn’t a platform that I’ve ever used. How young is too young for Snapchat and what are issues that I should discuss with them before letting them use it?
The Terms of Use of Snapchat indicate that the user should be at least 13 years old. Make sure to go through the settings and have message exchange turned on only from the added contacts to avoid inappropriate/unwanted communication. Explain to your kids that even though the pictures and messages disappear from their view, there are a number of ways they can be saved and reappear on the net. This can occur from actions taken by both their as well as a 3ed party. Depending on the age of your kids you might want to discuss the laws that apply to underage photography, etc.
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