Snapchat's new parental controls try to mimic real-life parenting, minus the hovering

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Snapchat is rolling out new parental controls that allow parents to see their teenager’s contacts and confidentially report to the social media company any accounts that concern them. A child lies in bed illuminated by the glow of a cell phone. Elva Etienne/Getty Images

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Snapchat is rolling out parental controls that allow parents to see their teenager’s contacts and report to the social media company — without their child’s knowledge — any accounts that may worry them.

The goal, executives say,

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