As parents try to keep up with the technology their children are using, several schools around Long Island have recently had issues with kids using Snapchat—as well as Instagram , texting and other sites—to send racy pictures and other inappropriate content. What is Snapchat? Currently one of the most popular social apps among young students, Snapchat allows users to send a photo, video, image or message that vanishes just seconds after the recipient opens it. This leads many to have a false sense of security in sending nude pictures and other inappropriate messages with the feeling that they will be gone forever after opened. But of course this is not true.
Teens' Nude Photos From Snapchat Lead to Investigation
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Snapchat was the app a generation was waiting for. By — the year the service launched — the narrative around social media was essentially: be wary. Every word, image and video you post online is stored in some distant subterranean server complex.
Students at one New Jersey high school could face child pornography charges if found in possession of nude photos of classmates. Explicit images sent via Snapchat prompted a police investigation after two freshman girls shared pictures on the controversial app and later found them posted on Instagram. The Ridgewood High School students sent photos to at least one male classmate who took screenshots in order to save them to a gallery. In a letter to parents on Wednesday, Superintendent Daniel Fishbein said school officials were working in conjunction with local police to educate the community about "legal and psychosocial implications of this activity. Snapchat has gained a reputation for being a sext-friendly app, allowing users to take racy photos that automatically delete a few seconds after being sent.