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Snapchat may pose privacy issues, popular among young adults

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Snapchat is a photo messaging app where users can capture and send ‘selfies' or videos to anyone.

The catch though, users can only see images from one to ten seconds at a time. The app is a big hit with young adults.

"I would say everyday [I use Snapchat,] at least. [I send them to my friends [and] people at my school," said a high school student.

Some students said that they use the app to send funny pictures, or for just saying hello. However, there's room for issues to arise.

"Don't use it the wrong way and it's all good," said a student.

Experts said that ten second snaps could end up haunting you. The image could get into the wrong hands or on the wrong screen.

"Hackers have been finding those photos and images, but also users can take a screen shot as well or they can open it when someone else is around," said Denise Duval Tsioles, a child psychotherapist.

Tsioles said that parents should help their children be good digital citizens, and not leave themselves open to online bullying or attacks.

"What that means is knowing what's appropriate and what's not appropriate to share. We teach our children how to behave in public, how to behave in different social settings, which knife and fork to use...and [now] how to behave online," said Tsioles.

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