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‘I still don’t feel safe’: Arrest made in Snapchat threat to Longview school

Longview police arrested a 14-year-old boy after he sent a threatening Snapchat photo to friends. The teen told police he sent the photo as a joke, but the picture worried a lot of people.

Police said they received hundreds of calls to the dispatch center Monday night from people concerned about a potential threat toward Mark Morris High School. Callers said the photo was sent to people on Snapchat and Facebook.

The photo shows a boy holding what looks like a sub-compact rifle with the caption “Don’t go to school tomorrow (markmorris).” Police said the photo appeared to have been taken by a second person who was holding a pistol.

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Snapchat user data leaked by Indian hackers! CEO Evan Spiegel’s remarks spark leak of 1.7 million Snapchat accounts

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Snapchat’s troubles in India are far from over, now Indian Hackers have leaked data of 1.7 million app users after CEO Evan Spiegel’s remarks. Miffed with the Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel’s remarks of calling India “poor country”, Indian hackers have …

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Student arrested for school threat made on Snapchat says it was a joke

A student has been arrested after police said he made threats to an Attica school and specific students via a social media post.

According to Attica Police Chief Robert Cole, officers responded to Attica Jr.-Sr. High School around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Cole said 18-year-old Nicholas Jordan was detained for questioning for allegedly making threats on his Snapchat account to shoot up the school. Cole said Jordan also threatened specific students.

“It was inappropriate in nature, threatening in nature,” said Attica Consolidated School Corporation Superintendent Derek Marshal. “Within a matter of minutes, they and the resource officer had him in their possession.”

Cole said Jordan admitted to sending out the Snapchats.

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Parents warned over ‘Letter X’ Snapchat bullying craze – what you need to know

Parents are being urged to exercise caution in the face of a worrying new craze.

The sick ‘Letter X’ Snapchat phenomenon is sweeping the UK, reports Mirror Online.

The craze encourages children to post “the most vile abuse imaginable”.

Concerned mums have come forward on social media such as Facebook to warn about the trend sweeping classrooms across the country.

The craze highlights the threats social media can pose for vulnerable and impressionable children and the age-old problem of schoolyard bullying.

What is the game?

The cruel new game begins when one child picks a victim.

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Facebook and Snapchat are to launch ‘police’ icons that users can click if they feel threatened online in new crackdown on cyberbullies

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Facebook and Snapchat are to launch ‘police’ icons that users can click if they feel threatened online in new crackdown on cyberbullies

Police officers are set to monitor social media sites in a bid to stamp out hate crime and cyber bullying. Social media companies are looking into installing police icons on their sites which users can click if they feel threatened. …

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Should You Give Your Kid Snapchat or Instagram?

Parents are constantly asking me about their kids and their social media participation. Among other things, they want to know what app or site they should start their child on.  I could recommend some that are specifically designed for young eyes and ears, but those aren’t as popular as the ones that the mass of humanity have embraced.  If your child has a phone, it’s likely that they really want to be on Snapchat or Instagram. Those are by far the most popular right now, with Facebook and Twitter losing traction at least among adolescents. And if you had the choice to give your child access to one or the other – perhaps to get their proverbial feet wet with the whole “social media” experience – I strongly believe it should be….

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Kim Kardashian’s Face Swap With North Is Parenting For The Snapchat Generation

If you haven’t wasted hours on end swapping your face out with those of your favorite celebrities, family members and unsuspecting strangers on the subway, can you really call yourself a Snapchatter?

Kim Kardashian had some fun with the feature on Tuesday, trading her famous mug for the faces of her 2-year-old daughter, North West, sister Kourtney and, of course, her own. 

After calling her multiple face swaps with North “so weird,” Kardashian muses whether “this what North is gonna look like when she’s older” before concluding that she loves the Snapchat amalgam of mother and daughter. 

New Snapchat Resource Supports Teens in Abusive Relationships

Teen dating violence often goes unreported, but a new Snapchat account offers support for teens who feel like they cannot discuss abuse with peers, family, or authorities. When a teen sends a private message to the account “lovedoctordotin,” he or she is put in touch with trained counselors. Since abusive teens may snoop or demand access to partners’ phones, resource developers chose Snapchat as their platform. By deleting messages after a few seconds, the app gives teens a degree of privacy and, hopefully, encourages them to seek help.

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How Teens Use Snapchat

  YouTube These are not the teens we talked to for this story. When news broke that Snapchat decided to pass on a cool $3 billion from Facebook for acquisition of its here-and-gone photo app, we initially couldn’t put our fingers on why. There was the idea that it could be about what Facebook has become. Mark Zuckerberg did, […] View full post on Gregory d. evans