Even more alarming is the fact that this incident is just the latest in a succession of uncontrollable tantrums by the girl.
“She was violent towards us, her teachers, pupils at school and her own sisters,” says an exasperated Stella. We’d had all the advice and parenting classes, and everything we tried worked for the other three children, but never Honey.” After four times being thwarted in their attempts to gain a mental health assessment for their daughter, the exhausted parents turned, as a last resort, to programme makers at Channel 4 to help them understand Honey.
That’s because the screenshot function creates a new image, not managed by the Snapchat application, and saves it where your friend is in complete control of it, rather than you or Snapchat.
Over four weeks, the programme – hosted by Dr Dawn Harper, one of the resident experts on Embarrassing Bodies – will follow eight children exhibiting extreme behaviour and attempt to establish their causes – and how to cope with them.Parents be warned - the moderation on this site is less than fair.My son reported an abuse and he was reprimanded as if he were at fault. The language used by the gamers is less than desirable and poorly moderated, the focus of the games are generally violent which is inappropriate for the younger crowd.In fact, the app description on Google’s Play Store goes one step further, promising disappearance for all eternity: As fellow Naked Security writer Graham Cluley asked late last year, early on in Snapchat’s short history, “How do you reconcile ‘dispappears forever’ with ‘if they take a screenshot’?” After all, if the screenshot warning ever does come up (assuming the screenshot detector does its job), the one thing you can be sure of is that the image has not disappeared forever, or even at all.I've played the game myself, and I understand how the moderation works there.This is a game with poor quality and a poor community.Eventually, the police are called to the girl’s Shropshire primary, and only then, with the help of a paramedic, is the youngster restrained.For Stella, who has three other daughters, seeing her little girl physically held down by police officers during this incident last year was deeply upsetting.She’s this little bundle of pure emotion, always laughing or crying or scrunching her face into a fastidious little frown, and every time she feels something it’s almost like I can feel it too.I dress her up in cute outfits and send pictures to all my friends.Snapchat is a wildly popular app for Androids and i Devices that allows you to share photos with your friends.Snapchat replaces more pedestrian ways of sharing photos, such as sending them by email.Avatars could look like humanoid drones (the ones you pushed around in the life-simulation game ), or robotic cyberpunks (the role-players who populated the “virtual world” of Second Life), or bright little cartoon images of woodland animals or Zodiac signs (the “buddy icons” AOL users chose to represent themselves).