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Online Safety: Snapchat Update

Snapchat map update raises child safety worries.

An update to Snapchat that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map has raised safety concerns among parents.

Snap Map lets people search for places such as schools and see videos and pictures posted by children inside.

It also lets people locate their "friends" on a map that is accurate enough to determine where people live.

How to switch off Snap Map location sharing

  • When in photo-taking mode, pinch the screen to open Snap Map

  • Touch the settings cog in the top right corner of the screen

  • Tap "Ghost Mode" to switch off location sharing

  • Photos and videos posted to Snapchat's public 'Our Story' will still be discoverable on the map

Read the full article at BBC.co.uk


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