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Snapchat Tells Teens: No More Nude Pictures!



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    Snapchat released a six-page booklet entitled "A Parent's Guide to Snapchat," which tells parents that "sexting," or their teens sending sexy or nude photos, has been blown out of proportion.

    Snapchat also has a "no nudes" policy for younger users, according to Fusion, after Snapchat finally rid itself of its "nearly nude" models on the app's download page -- you know, the ones who look like teens. (They are sisters who have sued the company for compensation.) That's aside from the idea that ephemeral photos, or photos that self-destruct in a few seconds, seem to be made almost specifically for sexting.

    Still, the booklet doesn't say anything new. The app, now valued at $19 billion, already has Community Guidelines which state:

    Keep it legal. Don’t use Snapchat for any illegal shenanigans and if you’re under 18 or are Snapping with someone who might be: keep your clothes on!

    It also goes on to say not to "Snap" pornography, invasions of privacy, harassment or bullying, impersonation and self-harm. 

    Essentially, this give Snapchat a way to ban underage users (or ones that are "Snapping" underage minors) for violating the policy.