E-safety message: Snapchat

We are issuing a warning about the popular social media app Snapchat. This follows a new update to the app called Snap Map. Snap Map lets users share their exact location with people on their "friends" list in real time. While location information is shared only with people on your "friends" list, that could include people you do not actually know, such as friends met on other apps and websites. We do not recommend letting your children use Snapchat until they are at least 13, in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

For more information and a short guide explaining how to switch off location sharing, take a look at this CBBC article.

We live in an exciting age of digital technology but must put the safety of our children first. E-safety and safe use of the internet is something that we place at the heart of our school curriculum. More information can be found by clicking on the e-safety page on our school website earlsmead.haringey.sch.uk/internet-safety.

As always we recommend you keep an open dialogue with your children about the websites and applications they use online, and if needs be ask them to no longer use it, explaining to them the potential dangers. If you have any concerns around other games and apps that your child uses at home please come in and talk to us about them.