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Last week 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:

  • Ghost mode, where only you can see your position;

  • My Friends mode, where any contact can see your location; and

  • Select Friends mode, just those who you choose can see you


ChildNet have posted a thorough explanation of SnapMaps and how to ensure users stay safe. The link below is worth reading or sharing with anyone you know who uses the app;