I wrote about Snap Chat before and it’s been reported recently that photos and videos from the app were hacked and are now in the possession of unscrupulous hackers.
It just goes to show that nothing placed online is sacred and nothing is ever deleted. It’s there forever. Young people are should know and be aware and if there is a doubt about how your content will reflect on you – just don’t do it.
There are times when I should take my own advice.
I knew that content on Snap Chat were never “deleted”, they are just renamed so that you can’t see them again but they’re still there – the FBI and hackers can still get to them. I wondered how secure my account really is from the beginning. I only have three “friends” on Snap Chat but when I made my first account, somehow a total stranger became one of my friends – and I have no idea how. An photo with a profanity laden message showed up and I was shocked – shocked. I asked the kids if they knew him and they didn’t. The girl said I made friends with the wrong person – but I didn’t mean to. I didn’t know how to delete him – and I just made a new account.
We’re not safe – the best thing to do in order to play with and still enjoy social media is to post things like this.
No matter what he sends me, I love getting snaps from the boy.
Here is a screen shot of a video of Roommate John cleaning the table. I know it’s juvenile, but I had to laugh. I find the boys funny.
They hung their clock over their sink and when I got this from the boy, asking us how we liked their handy work, all I could think was, “Wow, look how clean that sink is.” Impressive.
This is a video of them singing to someone called Tay Tay – oh right, it’s Taylor Swift gone pop.
I was watching a video of the boy in the car and I asked him about it – this was his explanation.
I play on Snap Chat too. I like to send the kids things like this early in the morning. Well – it wasn’t that early, I was at work but to them it was the crack of dawn.
The boy sported new sunglasses, a gift from our neighbor. He’s so handsome.
Really, really handsome. I tell you, he cracks me up.
It’s all innocent fun, and I don’t worry about my kids putting inappropriate content online anymore. I know there’s a balance but social media is in our lives to stay. We just have to set boundaries for our kids. It can make parenting harder, but it’s life and they will thank you for it!