What Parents Need to Know About WhatsApp

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What Parents Need to Know About WhatsApp

Published 10th March 2021

A free online safety guide on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging service, with around two billion users exchanging texts, photos, videos and documents, and making voice and video calls. The app offers end-to-end encryption, meaning messages can only be read by the sender and the recipient(s). Not even WhatsApp can read them. Updates to its privacy policy in 2021 reportedly caused millions of users to leave the app. But the new policy was widely misinterpreted: it only related to WhatsApp’s business features, not to personal messages.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as stranger danger, live location sharing and disappearing messages.

This is part of our Online Information and Privacy & Security Categories.

Parven Kaur

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Parven Kaur

Social media expert and digital media consultant with extensive experience of working to improve digital literacy for parents and children.
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