E-Safety Snapchat Information

IMPORTANT E-SAFETY MESSAGE

You may be aware that Snapchat has launched a new feature allowing users to share their location with each other. Called the “Snap Map”, it’s a stylised map that shows where your friends were when they posted their most recent snaps.

Users can choose whether to share their location with all their friends or just a select few. Alternatively, they can turn location sharing off.

This is worrying development and we are extremely concerned that children may not be aware of this new feature. This is clearly an E-safety issue and children need to be aware of the dangers of sharing their location.

We recommend that children DO NOT share their location with other users. If your child uses Snapchat please ensure that they have updated their privacy settings.

Further information can be found here:

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/introducing-%E2%80%98snap-maps%E2%80%99-new-location-sharing-feature-snapchat