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June 2017: Snapchat Map Safety Concerns

 

Over the past few days there have been reports, both from parents and in the media, about concerns over the app/social network Snapchat.  A new feature has just been introduced, "Snapchat Map", which allows users to share their location, and see the location of other users in their area.  This does have implications for the safety of young people using the app, and we would encourage all parents and carers to think carefully about their children's use of Snapchat.  CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection directorate) has produced this guide which now includes details of how to opt-out of location sharing:

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/Documents/Thinkuknow%20Parent%27s%20and%20carers%20%20guide%20to%20Snapchat.pdf

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