Snap Map safeguarding warning

Concerns have been raised about the safeguarding implications of children using a new location-sharing feature in Snapchat. Snap Map, which allows users to share their exact location with people on their friends list, was recently launched and schools, parents and children’s charities have all voiced concerns about the potential risk to children. Some have warned that it could be used to build up a picture of a child’s whereabouts, and their daily routines. Snapchat has stressed that Snap Map can be turned off at any time. The National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection command has published guidance for parents about Snap Map.

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