Technology Tuesday: Snapchat

We are often asked about Snapchat during Question and Answer time at the end of a parenting class. 

We are strong supporters of doing your research.  Here’s some research that could prove helpful in navigating your decision about Snapchat.   Check out this article where one of the founders of Snapchat shares the history of how the App came into being.  

It’s hard to support an app that was birthed out of a fraternity house, around a conversation of how Anthoy Weiner could have gotten off the hook in sending inappropriate photos.  

http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/12/snapchat-not-sexting/ FULL POST

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Technology Tuesday: App Alert - Snapbox

We talked in a recent blog about snapchat, where your child can send pictures that are available for the recipient to see from 1 to 10 seconds after the picture is opened.  Obviously, it lends itself to plenty of concerns for parents and plenty of temptations for teens (or even younger children).  We would recommend being very aware of the apps your child downloads.  You can either check their phone or tablet regularly or have them download through your own itunes account.  Or both. 

A new app that I just heard about is called Snapbox.  It is described as “a snaphack for snapchat... READ MORE

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