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E-Safety – SnapChat

Written on Monday 3rd July, 2017

Although we know that children should be 13+ to be able to use SnapChat, we are aware, from a few conversations overheard around school, that some of our pupils are already using this app.

As part of our continued commitment to e-welfare, we felt that you should all be made aware of the following developments to the SnapChat app:

Recently SnapChat, used regularly by many children and young people, 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:

ChildNet have posted a thorough explanation of SnapMaps and how to ensure users stay safe.

Further reading: Introducing SnapMaps (ChildNet)

Please have a conversation with your child about this to ensure that their settings are appropriate.

Zoë Dennis (Mrs)

Head of School

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