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Digital Leaders is something we are thinking about setting up at KSPA, take a look at the video to see what you think!

If you are new to school and using the internet, you may like this:

If you are getting used to the internet but don't use it much, you may enjoy these links:

If you are a confident internet user and have questions you want answered or are just curious to learn more, these links are for you:

Growing Up Digital: Children's Commissioner for England
The internet can be a really useful and fun tool. But the people who build websites, apps and games do not always think about what children need or want The Children's Commissioner for England asked young people, parents, and experts about how we can help children get the best from the web.

Terms and Conditions (also known as T's and C's)  tell you what your rights and responsibilities are.


There are T's and C's for all types of social media but these are often long and boring and people don't always read them. This isn't really a good idea because then you don't understand what you are agreeing to when you use Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and WhatsApp.


You have the right to know what you are signing up to, in clear, simple, easy to understand language so that you can make the most of the fantastic opportunities social media and the internet can bring. Please use these shorter T's and C's to keep you informed and safe online. Be an e-safety ambassador and share these with your friends.


Here is an example of what they look like, please click the links for more information.


Please remember that none of you should be using snapchat until you are 13. If you have friends who use it help them to stay safe by telling them to set their avatar to 'ghost mode' so it can't show their location in a map.


22 June 2017

Today Snapchat introduced a new feature, the ‘Snap Map’.

This location based map allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are, as well as seeing location based photos and videos. The Snap Map shows their cartoon avatar within Snapchat, pinpointed on a world map. Users can then zoom into the map to see the exact location of their friends.


It is important to be careful about who you share your location with, as it can allow people to build up a picture of where you live, go to school and spend your time.

Given how specific this new feature is on Snapchat - giving your location to a precise pinpoint on a map - we would encourage users not to share their location, especially with people they don’t know in person.

There are three settings for sharing your location on the map, these are; Ghost mode, My Friends, and Select Friends. But what do these settings mean?

  • Ghost Mode - safest option
    Ghost Mode means that you are the only person who can see your location on the map.
    Within Ghost Mode you can still see the locations of your friends but they will be unable to see you. This setting will ensure that you have complete control over who knows your location.
  • My Friends
    My Friends means that all of your contacts on Snapchat can see your location. If turning on this setting then it would be important for users to review their Snapchat contacts and also make sure that they never add someone they don’t know in person onto Snapchat.
  • Select Friends
    This setting allows users to look through their friend list and then decide which of their friends they want to be able to view their location. This setting gives users the opportunity to control who can view their location.

Changing settings

When first opening the Snap Map users get to make a decision of who they want to be able to view their location. Once these settings are in place they can always be changed in Snapchat’s settings. This can be done in two ways:

  1. In the Snapchat settings
    In the Snapchat screen click on the Settings (cog) icon> click on ‘see my location’ > Choose the setting which suits you
  2. On the Snap Map
    Click on the setting button in the top right of the map > choose the setting which suits you

Top tips

Sharing location can be a risky thing to do. Our tips for location sharing are:

  • Never share your location with strangers.
  • Don’t add contacts to Snapchat if you don’t know them in person.
  • Location services such as Snap Maps can lead people to your house. Think about whether these are locations you want to share – if not, then turn this off within your settings.