SnapChat isn’t helping us

The drama created by the combination of youthfulness and social media can’t be measured.  just this week a local school spent an entire day pushing through the messiness of unbridled comments and statements on social media sites.  similar to the “burn book” in the Mean Girl’s…

its simply craziness. One application, SnapChat, has many concerned because of the lie that its based on.  A blog post by Adam McLane, entitled Why You Should Delete SnapChat is good place to start…and it begins with what SnapChat says isn’t so…

SnapChat knows who you are, where you are, and they store it all. (They are legally bound to.) Even though their marketing copy says they don’t… their terms of service say that they do store it AND they have the right to sell that information as an asset to the company which they can sell.

Adam’s blog post has gotten a huge response (literally millions of hits on his blog), especially after the revelation in late December that a “glitch” had revealed publicly the privacy information of SnapChat’s users. Parents and teens are encouraged to read Adam’s post and learn for themselves the dangers of this new cyber reality.   McLane, is author of a useful book A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Social Media . Click on the title to see it on amazon.