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Can random people find my daughter on Snapchat?

I don't mind my daughter using Snapchat with her friends, but worried that random people might be able to send her pictures! Should I be concerned?

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Pondlife  Jan. 18, 2014 at 10:07

Possibly

http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/16/technology/social/snapchat-spam-porn/

http://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/snapchat_guide.pdf

http://bgr.com/tag/snapchat/

http://readwrite.com/2014/01/14/snapchat-spam#awesm=~oticHIDltQFA2J

And I loved these comments

DH77, Bristol, United Kingdom, 4 days ago
I have recently been sent filthy pictures on snapchat not realising that my settings meant total strangers could send me 'snaps'. My fault not to check my settings but I'm a grown adult, if a child had been sent these pictures I'd be utterly horrified at what they had been exposed to. If you're a parent please check the settings on your children's accounts.

OMG, Uk, 4 days ago
Really!! Why do you think youngsters use snap chat and I will give you a clue its not to discuss photos of landscape gardens 30 seconds after the photo is deleted.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 19, 2014 at 13:27

You allow your daughter to go online - anything is possible. Almost, um, like letting her out the frontdoor.
Cameron's censorshippery will not help her. Only she can help herself. Ideally,, after you talked
with her; HER rather than us here... Surf with her. Don't be shy: show her some of the filth and evil that she is bound to hit on anyway. TALK! If you think that isn't an option, then maybe she shouldn't have web access, yet. It's not an age thing, either. I know plenty of adults with voting rights who really shouldn't be allowed online :p ;)

Kids aren't dumb. They can handle good and bad. Evolution made it so. We just entertain weird notions - a ceratin age makes it all okay etc - one day too young, at midnight, poof, mature enough. You cannot create a Disney or Enid Blyton version of reality for her (though, Disney and Simon Cowell are trying real hard)

Pondlife  Jan. 19, 2014 at 14:44

So nothing bad happens to kids online. Hmm. enlightening.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 19, 2014 at 15:21

So nothing bad happens to kids online. Hmm. enlightening.

That is not what I said. AT ALL. But you'll find that most bad things happen to children online when they feel they cannot talk about said bad things with their parents. That is what I was talking about. You can find evil online wherever you go. And it will find you. It's how 'we' deal with it. And kids can be resilient. But problems arise when they sit alone with their experience.

That is my opinion... and I have good cause to hold that opinion.
Buy you kid a big foam hand and a rubber hammer... that'll turn him/her into a well adapted carpenter.

Seriously... 10 years ago a 10-year old in the west of Ireland told my teacher friend in class she wants to be a pole dancer when she grows up. That girl had never been online. But her parents were nuts, and TV and magazines flying around, combined with how her parents acted, made pole dancing her big dream... Go figure.

Pondlife  Jan. 19, 2014 at 23:59

I think omg uk was right though in the quote above, the system is set up for pictures you might not want people to keep.

Anyway you big tease is she now a pole dancer or not?

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2014 at 00:47

I don't know... but when my friend mentioned it to the parents, they told her to "mind your own business"... $$$ kerching

Treab  Jan. 20, 2014 at 04:39

Jan is a poledancer explains a lot tbh

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2014 at 12:17

Well, my ancestors came from what is now Poland. Now and again I dance.

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