Parents are you aware that the latest update of SnapChat now tracks your child’s location and marks their location on a map for other users to see?
Cyber Expert Jordan from ySafe alerted us to this change and recommends that you turn off this function.
To do this, go into your child’s SnapChat account, and follow the instructions below:
1. Open the app and immediately scroll down.
2. Click on the settings button (the gear icon) in the top right hand corner.
3. Scroll down and under the ‘Who can..’ section, click on ‘See my location’
4. Turn on ‘Ghost Mode’
If the settings aren’t visible, you may need to pinch the screen when the camera is open in the app to access it.
In the interest of student safety, as a school, we recommend the implementation of these changes.