SNAPCHAT PRIVACY WARNING

Warning to all Parents and Students

Snapchat has just launched a new feature which lets other people find out exactly where you are at any given moment.

Snapchat say that this is an opt in feature.

Snap Map lets you share your real-time location, which can be seen on an interactive map precise enough to show not only which street you’re on, but whereabouts you are on that street too.

This is very alarming, there are many privacy and safeguarding implications of this new feature and we STRONGLY urge parents and students to turn this feature off.

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.