Snapchat is a harmful application for children under the age of 18 to use, because the snaps are quickly deleted. This makes it nearly impossible for parents to see what their child is doing within the application.
Should I let my 13 year old get Snapchat?
You have to enter your birth date to set up an account, but theres no age verification, so its easy for kids under 13 to sign up. Common Sense Media rates Snapchat OK for teens 16 and up, mainly because of the exposure to age-inappropriate content and the marketing ploys, such as quizzes, that collect data.
Why is Snapchat not good?
Snapchat is ranked as the second worst social media platform for teen mental health. Your teens and tweens might be tempted to share compromising photos or engage in cyberbullying because users can send photos that “disappear” after being seen.
Can Snapchat see your texts?
Snapchat has recently uncovered that they have, in fact, given the police access to messages. Snapchat deletes all messages from its servers right after the recipient reads them. Read messages are gone forever. This means the police can only get access to unread messages.