Snapchat: parent factsheet

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Download and share our factsheet for parents to help them keep their child safe when using Snapchat.

Last reviewed on 8 July 2022
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Child safety on Snapchat: parent factsheet

Share this factsheet with parents to help them keep their child safe when using Snapchat. It explains the potential risks, and what parents can do to mitigate them.

You can share this factsheet however you think best whether that's by email, printing copies to hand out, or putting it on your school website. We just ask that you keep our logo on it, so it's clear that it was produced by The Key Safeguarding.

July 2022 update: 

We updated this factsheet to include Snapchat's new 'Meet Up' function. 

Sharing this factsheet with parents?

Use this text to introduce it:

"Snapchat has recently added a 'Meet Up' feature. If your child is sharing their location, other users would be able to get directions to where your child is. Encourage them to turn their location sharing off, and only be 'friends' on the app with people they know and trust offline. See our factsheet for more information on how to keep your child safe on Snapchat."

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