Online Safety Update

Online Safety Update

The latest ‘enhancement’ to SnapChat has certainly made the news and parents were warned that Snapchat’s new location-sharing feature could put children at risk.

Did you know? Snap Map lets users share their exact location with people on their ‘friends’ list in real time.  If the feature is activated the user can be tracked on the Snap Map.  The location sharing feature is very accurate.  The location sharing is an ‘opt-in feature’.

The BBC’s Newsround programme has produced the following short guide, explaining how to switch off location sharing:To read more and view videos:

CEOP (The National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection command) has published guidance for parents:

See the Online Safety Update for more information on Cyberbullying and Snapchat.