Concern that new phone app could increase cyber bullying

The National Parents' Council is hitting out at a new mobile phone app - saying it opens the floodgates to cyber bullying and even paedophilia.

It's called Snapchat - and it allows a person to send someone else a picture or video  - which will disappear, without a trace, after a few seconds.

It's already become hugely popular - and is now used more than 50 million times a day.

But spokesperson with the National Parents' Council, Post Primary, Jackie O'Callaghan says mobile phone operators need to make parents aware of these potential dangers.