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Nude Photos of CT Girls Popping Up On New Social Networking App

Parents are worried about the latest social networking app.

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Parents it’s time to worry even more about your children and their safety. 

In Madison and likely in other places, nude photos of girls are being posted on Streetchat, which is a new social networking app, reports the Shoreline Times via the New Haven Register. The photos are then being traded amongst students. 

Several of the photos reveal nude Daniel Hand High School girls, including some freshmen, the website reports. In some cases, people are taking the heads of women and posting them on nude bodies, the paper reports. 

Madison school officials say they are aware of the newest scary teen trend, while local police officials say they haven’t received any complaints about the new app, the Shoreline Times reports. 

Parents what do you think can be done to prevent your children from being exploited on social networking sites such as this one?

Please read the entire Shoreline Times story here. 

Elizabeth Dieli June 20, 2014 at 07:38 AM
Everybody seems so concerned about the app facilitating this kind of behavior. However, I don't think it's fair to take away the responsibility from the children. In this world there will always be something "encouraging" you to make the wrong choice. It's not about getting rid of apps like streetchat. As a Hand High School student myself, I can say first hand, that it's about teaching children and high school students (often at a young age) not to act with this inappropriate behavoir in the first place. Teach your daughters the consequences of sending anyone a nude photo. Teach your sons the consequences of sharing that photo with others. Like I said, there will always be parts of this world and in our lives that "encourage" us to make the wrong choices, and so it's important for parents to teach, and kids to learn, to stay true to your values.
William Rousseau June 20, 2014 at 08:27 AM
The solution is simple. Smart Phones and computers have controls that limit what websites and content that can be accessed. Use these parental controls. If you are not tech savy visit the store where you bought the phone and they will show you how to limit your teens phone. They may even do it for you!
A New Londoner June 20, 2014 at 11:36 AM
People went off the wall this way when Polaroid cameras came out too. There's nothing new in this behavior it's just a different technology that's being utilized. I'm not going to lose my head over it. If you've taught your children to respect themselves they won't be on this app with anything more than a fake body attached to their head.
William Rousseau June 21, 2014 at 01:40 PM
I think that you missed the point! Its not about the new technology but how parents can control what sites that their teens can visi tand weho they can communicate with.. There is a big difference between a polaroid picture and posting bude pictures on the web for the world to see. Sometimes reens and adults do thing that they will regret for the rest of their lives. iTS UP TO A PARENT TO BE A PARENT and monitor what their teens are doing.
Igor June 21, 2014 at 02:20 PM
The difference is New Londoner is a Polaroid picture can be destroyed and the child can get over it over a period of time. With the net it's there forever and the second chance is gone. William Rousseau you can only monitor so much. What's to stop them from going to a buddies' house to use the computer or phone? I think people need to get a head start and start talking to the kids as soon as seem to understand.

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