Sometimes popularity haunts us back, and the same thing is happening with Snapchat. At a
regular interval it is becoming the subject of accusation. At first the finger was raised against
the developers and they were accused of attempting such ugly stuffs in order to gain publicity.
But with time and research the truth had come into the focus and now it is proved that the main
app was never responsible for the incident. The main culprits were one of the third party apps of
snap chat. They offered attractive feature in order to incur the greed of the users and with their
What should be the responsibility of the parents in such situation?
As the attractiveness of Snapchat is quite pervasive and it is hard to resist your young ones from
using the app that’s why you must take some precaution in order to keep them safe from the
brutal effect of leaked personal images. You have to talk to your child openly if their security
is your priority, if once such offensive incident takes place then you can do nothing but regret.
As prevention is far better than cure hence take the necessary attempt when the wind is in your
• Learn about the features of this instant photo sharing app, if you find any drawbacks then
try to explain it to your child.
• Prevent them from downloading any third party app even if they are authenticated,
though at present there is no presence of third party app as Snapchat have eradicated
those apps from the iOs phones and android play store.
• Tell them that sexual images should not be shared through any app as hackers are always
waiting eagerly and they always try break through security to destroy, reveal and utilize
the personal information or stuffs of the users.
• The parents are advised to never lecture on the subject or to never make them panic.
Just make them aware of the potential harmful aspects. If your children are intelligent
enough to understand the importance of the discussion they will spontaneously prevent
themselves from following into the harmful trap of internet.
• Though it does not allow the recipients of the users to save the images, but the android
and iOs these two operating systems allow the user to capture a screenshot. Hence a risk
According to research sexting that means sending sexually suggestive texts, images has proved
to harmful as well as upsetting if it falls into the wrong hands. As the children think that the
image would be destroyed after the predetermined time they generally do not find any sort of
risk, but with the advent of the third party app it does not remain secure as earlier, hence the user
must be alert before sending sexually suggestive images as if the images come to the internet
then it will become impossible to wipe out them from the internet, a short moment of fun can be
the reason of embarrassment for the whole life.