What Parents Need to Know About Hoop

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What Parents Need to Know About Hoop

Published 25th August 2021

A free online safety guide on Hoop.

Hoop is a social networking app that syncs with Snapchat to help users build their community of friends. It works along similar principles to Tinder: swiping left or right will reject or accept potential contacts, making new connections in the process. When two users accept each other, they can then communicate via Snapchat. There is no chat function on Hoop itself: video and audio calls, messaging and image sharing all take place through Snapchat. When a user adds a new Hoop contact, they are essentially sharing their personal information from Snapchat.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as grooming, visible location and no age verification system.

This is part of our Social Media and Online Relationships categories.

Dr. Claire Sutherland

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Dr. Claire Sutherland

Online safety consultant, educator and researcher with extensive experience of working with schools.
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