Schools are warning parents that a new location-sharing feature in Snapchat could put children at risk. Snap Map lets users share their exact location with people on their “friends” list in real time.
Snap Map was launched on 21 June and lets people browse a map of photos and videos that have been shared publicly. It also lets people share their exact location with those they have added as “friends” in the app. Users who are sharing their location appear on the map as a cartoon avatar.
The BBC ran an article in July 2017 and we encourage all parents and students to read it and ensure they have the recommended settings applied. The article can be accessed by clicking here.