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