Overprotective parents and dating girls

He is a doctoral candidate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

The new findings appear in the Journal of Adolescence.

Well, Kim struck a nerve with her post and got those vans and basements rattling with anger. Those kids were dicks and they had parents who enabled them and let them be dicks. Those kids had parents who didn't want to betray their trust or invade their personal space. (Of course I'm not saying that every kid who is allowed privacy is going to be a rapist or an asshole, but your chances are pretty high.

So many people came out screaming at Kim for "violating her daughter's privacy," for "betraying her trust," and flat out calling Kim a terrible mother. If they thought Kim was a terrible mother, then I must be a HORRIBLE mother. A few people made the distinction that her daughter is only five, but if she were 15 then it would a be a violation, blah, blah. I have been very clear in making sure my children have never even gotten the idea that they have a right to privacy in my home. They don't get to leave this house without telling me where they're going, who they're going with, and when they will be back. Good for you if you've raised a good kid who was also afforded privacy!

Now, it's known that the Huffington Post has some of the meanest, angriest, trolliest commenters around. Do you think those boys would have taken those pictures if they suspected their parents might see them?

I always imagine many of them living in vans down by the river or licking Cheetos residue from their fingers while typing their raging opus in their mother's dark basements. I know I've had to pee in many a cup to get a job and I know that my emails were read and my phone conversations were monitored. Do you think they would have uploaded videos to Youtube laughing at the victim and calling her names if they thought for a second their parents would access their Youtube accounts? But I'm not surprised the Steubenville boys didn't have rules like these.

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The reason kids/teens love it so much is because it is one of the only apps that is relatively private. It is the only app your mom cannot trace back to you after seeing you tagged in a photo, the way she can on Facebook or Instagram.

Snapchat is used in multiple ways, but this is how I see it being used between me and my other teen friends: for fun (ugly selfies, silly pictures, etc.), or in a way my mother would be horrified to see children use it (she calls it a “porn portal”).

With Snapchat, your nude cannot (typically) be traced back to you, due to the fact that the photo literally lasts 10 seconds, or less.

With Snapchat, we use text and sometimes draw on our images. But it can also be used for other types of photos: the stuff of nightmares for parents.