Parents against phone addiction in young adolescents
Snapchat is the infamous messages service where your messages “snaps” disappear after 10 minutes.It has known as a portal for bullying, grooming and sexting (the exchange of naked images), but is loved by teens as its fun and in the moment. However, many an unsuspected teenager has been caught out by a snap saved on screen shot or by a third party append then forwarded, this can be incredibly damaging for their wellbeing especially if it is an explicit photo.
Consider limiting the TIME spent on snapchat as is highly addictive due to its streaks feature
⚠️ Snapchatters who see your messages can always potentially save them, whether by taking a screenshot or by using some other image-capture technology (a separate piece of software, or even simply by taking a photo of their screen with a second camera).
Check your PRIVACY settings are set up “friends only”
Make sure “Who Contact me is set to my friends only”
Set view my story to “friends only”
If your in a GROUP chat with people you don’t know they will be able to see your messages and number unless you changes the setting
Use GHOST mode to disable the GPS map (whereby other users can know your exact location)
Turn OFF quick add ( a facility that suggests you as a friend according to people you already know but gives access to a greater number of people your details)
Learn about how long snaps are visible for and who else can see them