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How 13-Year-Olds Really Use Snapchat

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Surprisingest tidbit: Snapchat is used to bully the POPULAR kids now!

Scary but Snapchat gives kids a way to be mean to each other without parents knowing:

I just graduated eighth grade, so when my friends get in trouble, it isn’t typically for sending “nudes,” because, well, we’re 13 and 14. Instead, Snapchat can be used as a bullying method. Often people post “stories” of who they are with, what they are doing, etc. This can leave kids out and make them feel upset.

Mindy Kaling said it best: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Yes, yes they are.

I try not to say anything risky in text messages, and I think bullies have the same method: They’re saving it for Snapchat. I have received hurtful Snapchats, but I have no proof that they ever said anything to me, because the picture went away in 10 seconds.

The great thing about this app for a teenager is that parents have no idea what it is, how to use it and, best of all, they can’t comment on the photos you’re sharing with your friends. Most parents probably do not even know how to use the app overall. Kids love privacy, especially when they are in their teen years. This app gives us a way to send messages, with no fear in our minds that our parents will ever see it. That is the best and worst part about Snapchat.

Nasty. - PandaWhale

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