Warning to Parents! New Snapchat Filter that Tracks Your Speed in MPH While a Photo is Being Taken

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Parents! Did you know that there is a new Snapchat filter that tracks the speed you are actually going while the photo is being taken? That’s right, the app will tell you exactly how fast you are moving in MPH while you are taking a photo! The nature of this feature is extremely dangerous and encourages teens to take selfies while driving. 

Snapchat’s main demographic is those ages 13-23. It’s important to remind your teen that it is not only dangerous but illegal to use a handheld device while driving. Encourage them to never take a selfie or text while driving. Talk to them about the dangers and consequences associated with distracted driving.

It’s not just driving selfies that are dangerous and encouraged by this app, it’s distracted walking too. Running or walking while looking down at your phone to see how fast you are going is extremely distracting and can lead to serious injuries.

Parents – please remind your kids to never Snap and drive. Talk to them about the dangers of distracted driving and distracted walking.


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