Snap Chat

Earlier this week Snap Chat updated their social media app to include a maps feature, called Snap Maps, that enables other people to see exactly where you are and what you’re doing.  They claim that ‘Only the people you choose can see your location’, ‘By changing your location setting to Ghost Mode, your location won’t be visible to anyone else on the Map’ BUT – WARNING ‘Snaps you submit to Our Story can still show up on the Map, regardless of the location setting you choose!’ 
 
This was an automatic update and many young people with smart phones who use this app may not even realise that the function is revealing where they are and what they’re doing. It’s important that all adults and carers are made aware of this so they talk to their children about the safeguarding dangers this presents to them and their friends.

This video by Loose Women's Nadia Sawalha and her daughter Maddie clearly shows you what Snap Maps is and why you should be aware of it.

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