New Delhi: Photo-sharing app Snapchat has rolled out an explicit 'no nudes' policy for its teen users over alarming concerns about the app's potential misuse for sexting and pornography.
Last week, the app launched a 'Snapchat Safety Center' for parents and teachers who are concerned that teens could engage in posting images deemed inappropriate.
It has also released a six-page 'Parents Guide to Snapchat' and a reminder to check out Snapchat's community guidelines, which clearly advocates against posting any illegal content or sexually aggressive content.
A report on multi-media website Fusion.net stated that content flagged inappropriate in Snapchat's list includes pornography, nudity or sexually suggestive content involving minors (people under the age of 18), minors engaged in activities that are physically dangerous and harmful, invasions of privacy, threats, harassment or bullying, impersonation, and self-harm.
Snapchat warns that if users are found posting anything violating the policy, they shall be booted from the app.
The app is highly criticised for its nude scandals where users, especially young children, were found sharing nude pictures through the platform. Although the images shared appear on the screen for only a few seconds before vanishing but users had put this feature to abuse by taking screenshots.