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Snapchat Halloween Filters Terrifying Children

Let the nightmares begin...

With Halloween around the corner, Snapchat rolled out some fun webcam filters that twist your innocent features into those of a demon from the deepest recesses of hell. Cool - or as the young kids say - sick? Actually, it is sick, because some parents have been using the filters on their unsuspecting young children. And they've been recording their reactions and sharing videos on social media because why not.

Don't get me wrong, I was a hardcore horror movie fan girl - as a tween and teen. No kid under 10 should be subjected to these filters. It's not fun, people; borderline immoral, is what it is. Yet some people think it's hysterical.

These aren't 13 year-olds getting a good scare. These are little kids who should still be watching Peppa Pig, not seeing their own cherubic faces morphed into satanic spans with hollowed out eyes and spiked teeth. 

Fortunately I am a firm believer in karma. Any mom or dad who gets a kick of scaring the skin off their babies will be the same ones woken to a blood curdling scream in the middle of the night - every night - for the next six months. They will be the ones cursing under their sleep-deprived breath as they reassure their tots and try to persuade them that there's no such thing as bogeymen or zombies or monsters. 

But there is such a thing as monstrous parenting... 

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