Snapchat Map | How To Make Snap Map Safe For Children

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Is Snapchat's newest Snap Map feature dangerous? How can you make it safer for your child?

Snapchat Map | How To Make Snap Map Safe For Children

A lot of concerns have been circling around the newest June 2017 Snapchat feature called Snap Map, considering one of your friends could be stalking you without you even knowing if they go into Ghost Mode. While Snapchat's Snap Map is originally designed to help you connect with friends, the Snap Map feature is entirely too easy to abuse as well, especially if you don't know how to protect your privacy properly. But, don't fret! We've got you covered. Here's how to make you Snapchat Snap Map safe for your children!

Is Snapchat Snap Map Safe For Children?

To be honest, whether or not Snapchat's Snap Map is safe for children depends on many things. It could be dangerous if your child's location sharing is on, if they are sharing their location to the public, and if they are sharing their location with random strangers, acquaintances they don't really know, or a stalker ex-boyfriend/girlfriend.

Of course, sharing your location can be ok if you share it with a couple of close friends and family. But, it's entirely possible that the new Snap Map feature will enable stalkers (or worse), considering you can zoom in on your bitmoji and see exactly where you are.

How Can I Make My Child's Snapchat Snap Chat Safer?

Choose Who You Share Your Location With OR Go Into Ghost Mode

To do this, you can go to the Snapchat camera and squeeze your fingers together on the screen. Once the map is up, there will be map settings in the top right corner. You can either select Ghost Mode or select which friends to share it with. Check the names and then you're good to go!

But please keep in mind that we do not recommend that you select to share your location with all of your Snapchat friends.

Happy Snapping! But, remember to stay safe!

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