App Spotlight – Snapchat

Updates to Snapchat

What’s new: Precise location

Users can now share their live location with a link that opens in maps providing ‘Meet Up’ directions.

What’s coming: Ghost Trails

Paid subscribers will soon be able to share their route of trails with friends/followers

How to prevent issues

In Snapchat, navigate to the Privacy Controls and ensure Ghost Mode is ‘On’ and See My Location is set to ‘Only Me’. On your phone, navigate to Settings, find Snapchat, turn ‘OFF’ Precise Location.

Protect with conversations

Start a chat with the young people around you to learn about the pros and cons of Snapchat. Help make connections to wider risks of location sharing, particularly with strangers and arm them with help seeking strategies.
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