They’re calling it… the ‘Snappening’. No surprise here.
Rule No. 14 of “Sophie’s” #SweetSixteen – Proceed with Caution reads in part:
“In the name of respect for yourself and others, please refrain from sharing inappropriate materials or photos of yourself or anyone else! Before you start snapping pics of you and your besties anywhere at any time, STOP! Then ask yourself these three things first:
1. Do I have permission from my friends (or acquaintances) to take the picture?
2. Will anyone be potentially embarrassed, hurt or offended?
3. Will anyone (including me) be mortified if someone were to capture a screenshot and share it with the world (or my mother)?
And guess what? Those SnapChat pics? Turns out they may not ever really disappear.”
You gotta love the “not our fault” blame deflection by SnapChat. It’s barely interesting to me that over 200,000 photos have been hacked – why? Because it’s NOT A SURPRISE.
***PARENTS (of girls especially): If you allow your kids to download and use this app – here’s a little insight into the mind of Evan Speigal, one of the creators. ***Explicit information – not for children.
Anonymity, it’s the new virginity. Let’s try to teach our kids to value and hold onto it!
Thanks for stopping by,
xo J. J.