Should I let my daughters have snap chat? They are 8 and 11…I will monitor it and only add their family and a few select friends…im not sure
No need for it in my opinion
I’m nearly 30 and never had it
My kid has it to talk to her friends, but it seems to cause a lot of drama and trouble for her age group.
NO! Last yr my daughter’s teacher had to send out an email that my daughter may have been exposed to some pornographic photos bc one of her classmates got added on snap by some random person and accepted and yea…
I would never, I don’t let my 14 year old have Snapchat or social media.
There’s no harm in it if it’s just for a few people that she knows
I seen a TikTok of a female officer saying 5 things she will never let your children do, and having snap chat was one of them, they have lots of issues with grown men luring kids with that app, my kids will not have it, they can have messenger kids to communicate with me and family and friends.
I have an 8yr old and I wouldn’t let him this young. He has kids messenger so he can message and use that and I can see all messages at any time. Also no pics can be sent I have them turned off. Filters can be used on video chat with his 2 friends I allow.
Snap can’t be monitored.
My kids have snap chat. A lot of their friends do too. I contact my kids by snap everyday
This is ultimately your decision and what you feel comfortable with.
My daughter is 9. She has had Snap for a little over a year now. I have her location turned off, and she has her parents, siblings, aunts/uncles and cousins on her friends list. She mostly uses the filters and sends pictures back and forth with her siblings and cousins, but she also uses it to message her dad and I when we’re at work. She has a phone, but no service on it. It only works on WiFi, so she uses Snap to communicate with us.
Again, it’s going to ultimately be your decision on how comfortable you are with your daughters having it.
Whatever you decide, make sure you have conversations with them about safety, Dos and Donts and privacy expectations.
My 9 year old has it. He only snaps his sister and my self. He mainly wanted for the filters. I personally see no issue.
That is way too young to have Snapchat. Snapchat deletes all message right away. My 11 yr old has a phone and doesn’t have fb, Snapchat, Instagram etc.
Nope. My kid had it for about a week. Its not an app you can monitor. At 8 your kid should be no where near social media
I personally would never allow children that young on Snapchat.
My kids have it because they talk to there school friends on it , they are 10 and 9 also I’m on there phone checking it to , but most of the time they like to vent to me so what ever they do I’m always there to talk to them , so it gives them the opportunity to talk to me and not push them away ,
no!!! mine is 11 and any social media is a HUGE NO
No definitely not. As the oldest sibling of 4 and stepmother of 3 I have seen what goes on in this app. I will not be letting mine near it. Drugs, s*x, bullying and more. All erasable. No thanks
I don’t allow my 11 year old any social media. However, she does have messenger for kids through my FB. She can only add who I approve. If her friends want to talk to her they have that option or they can call or text her phone.
Nope. Have them get kids messenger so you can actually monitor what’s going on.
11 maybe. 8 year old I’d be a little hesitant. Especially on Snapchat you get a lot of spam s*x messages even if you’re snap is private so just be careful.
Your choice. Mine is about to be 14 and I haven’t let her have any social media yet, she does great without them. More focused on school and her artistic talents than the apps. She’s like 52 in a 14 yr old body so I may have lucked out in the teenage girl department I have no advice just keep them kids as long as you can. So they can enjoy imagination and fresh air.
Your kid your choice, I wouldnt.
As a middle school teacher, hell no!!
Hard no for me. If it’s the photo sharing and filters they enjoy they can use those on kids messenger.
I personally don’t think you should, their still too young. My daughter weren’t allowed to get any social media until they were 16.