> with the first bell of the school year getting close, police want to remind parents about the dangers of social media -- specifically snapchat.
Police say it's being used for cyberbullying, unwanted ads and inappropriate sexual content.
In the past 12 months, richland police had 30 cases that involved snapchat and minors.
And most of those cases involved kids sending them to each other.
(cerise peck/richland police department "we have middle schoolers that would make a group chat of inappropriate messages and inappropriate images and share it amongst each other, so it's happening in our schools here in richland.
It's happening in all of the schools in the tri-cities.
What we need to do is educate ourselves.") police want parents to educate themselves about this app.
They suggest to talk to their kids about using "ghost mode" to hide their location, and going over their privacy