The Dangers of Using Snapchat

Snapchat can lead teens on an unhealthy quest to achieve "perfect" selfies

Image-obsessed adults go under the knife, requesting surgeries to make them look like Snapchat-filtered versions of themselves in real life.

-USA Today
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Bullying is a problem on Snapchat

“[A] freshman who died by suicide was bullied on social media and at school by teenagers who encouraged him to kill himself"...“[The student’s mother said] she found out about the bullying, some of which happened through messages over the Snapchat social-media platform”

-Denver Post
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Predators abound on Snapchat

“Suspects use Snapchat to threaten teen girl at school to send pictures of herself. Police say the suspects contacted the 14-year-old victim on Snapchat implying they had photos of her and would release them if she didn’t send more.”

-NBC
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Snapchat's location sharing can be dangerous

“Police warn teens and parents about Snapchat location-sharing. Police worry that Snapchat’s playful, easy-to-use appeal to children and teens could lead to an abuse of the new Snap Map feature by those who want to hurt them.”

-Boston Globe
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Smart Social Founder Josh Ochs will lead you on a guided tour through the app

What is a streak? Do my student's pictures and videos really disappear?

Become a Snapchat expert in a matter of minutes. Learn the popular app, and all of its dangers, so you can help protect your kids on Snapchat.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Snapchat Class Introduction

    • How to Navigate Snapchat (for Parents)

    • Negative Effects of Snapchat for Teens

    • Test Your Knowledge of Snapchat

    • Hoop App Snapchat Dating Feature For Teens

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