Expert Tech Mom Warns About New App for Teens

Expert Tech Mom Warns About New App for Teens
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 7:14pm

A new phone app is raising concern for parents.

With up to 1,000 photos sent per second, Snapchat is taking the smartphone world by storm. But with most users between the ages of 13 to 24 and Snapchat's cartoon ghost logo and self-described 'juvenile' interface, experts caution that kids could be using the app in a much more adult way.

"I think this kind of an app really gives a false sense of security to teens because there's something very alluring about being able to take risks and do things where there will be no evidence afterwards," said Liz Gumbinner of Coolmomtech.com. 

Snapchat says they've built Snapchat to give people a fun, expressive and authentic way to have conversations. If a Snapchatter ever receives a Snap from one of their friends that they find offensive they recommend taking a screenshot, blocking and reporting the user.
   

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