Parents/Carers may already be aware of growing concerns surrounding a new upgrade to the Snapchat app called Snap Map. This location based map allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are, as well as seeing location based photos and videos. The Snap Map shows a user’s Bitmoji (their cartoon avatar within Snapchat), pinpointed on a world map. Users can then zoom into the map to see the exact location of their friends.
Child Protection at Derbyshire County Council have asked us to make parents/carers aware of this, and to share a youtube video where a 14 year old demonstrates and explains the app. To view the video, click here.
A Snapchat Guide for Parents has been produced which you can view/download by clicking on the link below.SNAPCHAT GUIDANCE For Parents