Snapchat’s newest feature “Meet up” adds an extra layer to their existing Snap Map feature by allowing users to get directions to their friend’s exact location. It pairs with Apple Maps and Google Maps, and shows how long it would take someone to walk, drive, or use public transport to reach the address. Anyone can then find the location of your workplace, school, or home address and the fastest route to get there.

Whilst this feature can be very useful for family and friends, it does add a significant risk factor.  We would recommend that Snapchat Maps are disabled on the app, they are on by default.  This is known as ghosting.

There is some excellent advice about Snapchat maps and the dangers of “Meet up” here

SAFEGUARDING ALERT – Snapchat Meet Up

 

 

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