'Snapchat' has introduced a ‘tracker’ in the latest update of the app where you can view the EXACT location of your friends if you pinch the screen inwards while in selfie mode. It shows the area, town, street and if you zoom in enough, it shows the house on the street layout. Although legally the minimum age is 13, we are aware that there are a number of children who use 'Snapchat'. If your child uses the app, please check that their location is set to 'ghost mode', that way no-one can see where they are. Snapchat is one the most popular messaging apps that children use but new apps are popping up all the time – it’s important for children to develop critical thinking skills to help them stay safe in media and all aspects of their lives.
More advice can be found on our website (Parents…E-Safety…)