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New Snapchat feature could give kids access to adult-rated content

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Authorities are warning parents about a new Snapchat feature that may give kids access to adult-rated content.

The popular social media app has partnered with Cosmopolitan magazine for a new feature called Cosmo After Dark, which it describes as X-rated.

It goes live every Friday night after 6 p.m.

Cosmo After Dark is peppered with explicit sexual content and interactive games for users 18 and older.

While users must enter a birthday to access the feature, there's nothing to prevent a minor from entering a fake date.

Since taking away your child's smartphone is an unlikely solution, you can minimize their exposure to material of this kind by using parental controls.

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