Internet technology has brought revolution in many different fields but promoted some socially rejected activities which took the millennial generation in its severe grip. Snapchat and sexting that emerged in early 21st century have become usual things among present generation, especially in the teens.
Snapchat and sexting
Snapchat was launched in September 2011 which is multimedia mobile application of image messaging and one of the main concepts of this application is that images and messages appear for short duration and then vanish away. Initially, this service was meant for private, individual-to-individual picture sharing, which included short videos and video chat, but now this has become an open thing. The study was conducted on this issue and it was found that Snapchat users were mainly millennials such as children born between 1982 and 2002. The nature of this application was not restricted to just picture sharing and messaging, but promoted sexting which is exchanging or forwarding sexually explicit messages, pictures or videos through mobile phones. Sexting, as the name indicates, is a blend of sex and texting which means messaging to exploit sexual arousal. It can be considered as a form of sexual activity or pornography. Excessive use of smartphones by the millennial generation is one of the factors responsible for the growth of snapchat and sexting.
Snapchat and texting impact
There are websites where free snapchat and sexting services can be availed by the users. One such site is kiksnapme.com, but there are many other sites like this site. These sites are diverting brains of immatured generation towards sex exploitations which has resulted in increase in the rape crimes and teen pregnancies, but legal system is keeping mum on this issue. The snapchat and sexting like activities are on the rise and new websites are promoting them for their own benefit, but corrupting brains of young generation through sexually explicit materials which need to be restricted before it is too late.