Eton bans Snapchat in a bid to stop students sexting
Eton College - the producer of 19 British Prime Ministers - is foisting moral fibre on its pupils, banning them from using Snapchat due to their fears that young people may start sexting each other. Like they weren't doing that anyway.
The elite public school said they'd banned access to the app over their wireless network after it was feared that boys might end up sending saucy photos to each other.
Headmaster Tony Little said: "It is blocked from the Eton wireless internet system. Boys can still use it via the 3G phone network, but we hope that blocking it on our network will, at least, make them think twice."
"This is part of our continuing effort to educate boys in the sensible use of technology."
Of course, you can still send photos of your junk through absolutely every other social media. Twitter now allows photo attachments to be sent via direct messages. Facebook lets you do the same. Even Instagram has got on it, allowing you to send and store photo sent privately to you.
If anything, Eton seems to have nixed the one that had the safest option, what with Snapchat photos expiring after a few seconds (screenshots aside). There's still emails, Tumblr blogs, WhatsApp, Skype and good old fashioned SMS messages too. Nice to see a public school that produces so many powerful people being thunderously backward and being proud of it.