What Parents Need to Know About Snapchat

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What Parents Need to Know About Snapchat

Published 14th April 2021

A free online safety guide on Snapchat.

Snapchat is a photo- and video-sharing app which also allows users to chat with friends via text or audio. Users can share images and videos with specific friends, or through a ‘story’ (documenting the previous 24 hours) visible to their entire friend list. Snapchat usage rose during the pandemic, with many young people utilising it to connect with their peers. The app continues to develop features to engage an even larger audience and emulate current trends, rivalling platforms such as TikTok and Instagram.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as sexting, strangers and excessive use.

This is part of our Online Platforms and Social Media 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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