SnapChat has a stated minimum age restriction of 13 years old. Despite this, we know some primary children do use it.
Last week, SnapChat launched a new feature. SnapMaps allows users to see the location of their contacts. This feature allows others to accurately pinpoint where you are. There are three possible privacy settings:
- Ghost mode, where only you can see your position;
- My Friends mode, where any contact can see your location; and
- Select Friends mode, just those who you choose can see you
ChildNet have posted a thorough explanation of SnapMaps and how to ensure users stay safe – this is well worth a read if you know your child uses the app.
For more general advice, Family Share have produced 10 things parents and kids should know about the SnapChat app.