Just be responsible!!
As a 13 year old girl I must say that a few of you people are making this app seem worse then it is. I'm a smart, nice, funny, girl. I have lots of friends that when I am not at school, i'll talk to them on snapchat. Yes, there are articles that pop up sometimes with inappropriate topics, but nobody says you have to read them... Also parents, you can make an account too or just monitor your child's phone, ipad, ipod, etc.. and monitor their account. Know their passwords. You can say "Don't add anyone you don't know." and if they do add someone that they don't know and are talking to them, then that's in your hands and your child has just disobeyed you.. Also you can block and delete people, it isn't that difficult. AND you can monitor who views your "Snap Story" too! AND you don't have to give it your location but, if you do you can monitor who can see your location too! So, there are many different ways to protect yourself on this app. If you don't send nudes, don't talk to strangers, don't post rude or inappropriate things, you should be fine with having this app. My mom always says "Don't post anything you wouldn't want to show your parents, grandparents, teachers, principal, or the cops" etc.. So don't make this app seem bad because you don't know how to fix it. Where there's a problem, there's a solution.