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Cyberbullying in Snapchat- I need help!

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Wanesite
Snapchat is an unknown app for me. I don't know if this is a social media like instagram or it is a communication app.
But I know one thing- I'm getting cyberbullied from most of my classmates through it, and I need help from Cybersmile. I don't have a snapchat account, and it's hard for me to use it, but through a close friend I found out very hurtful photos captions and embarrassing videos of me that were sent to unknown people through snapchat, without my permission. In the photos of me those classmates had written very bad stuff such as "The l******"," girl that looks like a guy" and same. These stuff don't hurt me, they just make me angry because they are lies, but the worst is privacy invasion. I can't punch the problems away, since they recorded me fighting with a girl that got into my nerves, and that video became viral on Snapchat. I just can't stop the rumors on this app because I have never used it and I don't know their usernames so I can report them. I need help from Cybersmile, and I think this Snapchat should be shut down forever. I just hate the fact I can't report them so they can see what have they done. I wasn't the only target, even some other friends of mine were. All photos of ours get posted on Snapchat and we can't do anything. Just help!
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Jules92
I would just ignore this Wanesite. You can't really report the account holders because you are not on Snapchat so why bother getting involved. You are better off without it!! Snapchat messages, pictures and videos only stay up for a short time so it will quickly be forgotten. This app is used a lot to send pic and messages that are not nice and unless you take screenshots or save the contents using another app, you can't even evidence the bullying. If people at school are using it to gossip and make fun of others then it is like a room full of idiots talking trash. Best policy is to not go in, like most people would. At least you know where all the morons hang out!!
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Mac
Unfortunately we cant shut down Snapchat for you or stop other people talking about you or posting pics and videos. You may be able to report the users if you knew their account names but as you have not got an account this may be difficult. In many ways it would be a good idea to ignore what people are telling you about what others are saying about you, you cant stop it from happening so don't worry about it. We know it is not nice to hear about these things but you know it is all lies and gossip so don't worry about it. As you say, it is not just you being targeted and the people doing this are not your friends so don't let it get to you. Stay strong and if you feel like you want to chat to someone about it get in touch with the advisors at [email protected]
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GamerGirl
Hi Wanesite, sorry to hear you are suffering cyberbullying on Snapchat. You are right to come to Cybersmile as they can help you. Cybersmile actually have a section for abuse on Snapchat so you will find links to the support process too. Here's the link and good luck! www.cybersmile.org/advice-help/category/snapchat
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Wanesite
I understand. Now I have reported that user who started all this and it's all over. I just found out their username through Instagram, that's how. Even if the photos are deleted I know that they have remained in the Snapchat servers (I just read about it)
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Reflective_Joy

In reply to Wanesite

Hi Wanesite. Glad to hear you were able to report it in the end! But sorry you had to go through it. I think the positive that came out of this was you now understand snap chat more and that photos/videos are never truly gone. This information could help your fellow classmates to be better informed on the risks with using this app. I'm sure your friends would appreciate it!The more informed we are the better.
I think everyone on here is right, ignoring it is the best way to go. when in doubt that it may turn into a more serious issue, you can always contact cybersmile directly as previously stated. Everyone is here to help! Also, thank you for sharing with us what you learned about snapchat's server. By posting it on here you have informed a lot of people that may have not been aware. So thank you! 😊👍????