On-Line Safety Updates

You may be aware through the media that the app 'snap chat' has updated its features. We would advise all primary children to not have this app but if your child does have this app please use the link to Newsround to help you understand more about 'snap chat's' new features called 'snap maps'.http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/40415706.  In order to ensure that people cannot track your child's location they need to enable the feature in 'Ghost Mode' this will ensure that it is not public information. Like with any social media app or feature we strongly advise parent to watch your child's use of technology and ensure safe and sensible use. 
 
Key Information: 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
Also view  https://youtu.be/MhHXbGKshgw for further information.