My parents are rather flexible when it comes to social media for me! I have a Twitter account (whatlexieloves), a Facebook page, Pinterest account and more for my blog, as well as a personal Instagram page, which I know most parents would straight away to say no to.
Now, because my parents are so understanding when it comes down to social media, when Snapchat became (and still is) the new 'big thing' for my friends, I was obviously going to ask them if I could set up a Snapchat account. I was expecting to ask them, leave them to chat about it for a few hours, and then get one the next day. Let's just say it didn't quite go like I'd planned.
MUM: It's the perfect platform for bullying.
MUM: Pictures that disappear in 10 seconds or less.. How do you think that's not perfection for bullies?
ME: Ugh, no EVERYONE has it.
MUM: JE doesn't, nor does TP, nor does DB etc.
ME: Mum I can list loads of people who have it (*recites a long list*)
MUM: That's hardly everyone.
And the argument continued, and I still don't have Snapchat, and I still really want it. My argument is that it's now one of the most popular ways for my generation to communicate, and in the unlikely case I was being bullied, I can actually screenshot the picture, although it does send a message to the sender. I could have a private account and honestly only let people I know follow me. Now when my friends go to chat to their's instead of using text or Instagram, they use Snapchat and I can predict soon almost everyone will have it, and I want to be ahead of the game.
Mum, I do respect your very valid points but this is something I really want, it's one of the most prime ways to communicate these days, and I would be very careful.
xxx What are your opinions on this, and what are your parents?