SnapChat’s New Feature “Cosmo After Dark” Is Porn—and There Are No Parental Controls

Yesterday I stumbled across an article from a site I love, and you should ALL SUBSCRIBE TO, Protect Young Eyes. I immediately felt compelled to share the information in that article with you, my readers, because this is SERIOUS business. Chris McKenna did a fabulous job educating parents about the newest, most heinous, disgusting SnapChat feature – Cosmo After Dark – and it’s my aim here to simply amplify his message. Because, as McKenna says, Cosmo After Dark is quite clearly and simply pornography that is up-front and easily accessible to anyone who uses SnapChat – i.e. YOUR CHILD. Fair warning, the content here is RATED R, that’s as tame as I can keep it and still keep YOU properly informed.

What is Cosmo After Dark?

Cosmo After Dark is a new channel on SnapChat’s “discover” section that goes live every Friday at 6 p.m. Using it’s own language, here’s how Cosmo describes their new SnapChat feature as “an X-rated weekly edition that goes live every Friday at 6 p.m. and is exclusively dedicated to all things hot and horny.”

YUP. That is not an exaggeration. Protect Young Eyes grabbed these screen shots straight from SnapChat. THIS is what your kids can easily access on Cosmo After Dark; remember there are not and never have been parental controls on SnapChat. There is no way for you to keep this from your kids.

Photo: Protect Young Eyes

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Photo: Protect Young Eyes

Why has SnapChat gone to this EXTREME – allowing this content to be a huge feature when they KNOW they have a huge amount of underage users? McKenna has a theory that rings true: MONEY. He says,

“Cosmo After Dark seems to include a new, more pornographic level of sexualized content, even by Snapchat’s standards. It’s for this reason that Protect Young Eyes is so concerned. Snapchat seems desperate. As a publicly traded company, making money is important. In the bloody waters of social media competition, it’s a feeding frenzy, and there are signs that Snapchat might not survive. Therefore, everything seems ok. They won’t say no to anyone.”

Why is this a huge problem? Well, as I mentioned above, SnapChat has a mind-boggling amount of underage users. McKenna goes on to say that he spoke earlier this week at a public school in Michigan to a group of 240 eighth graders, and when he asked how many of them used SnapChat, a full 80% of them raised their hands.

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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