Snapchat has been updated so that it now uses the GPS on your phone to place you on a map where people can see exactly where you are.

You can adapt the settings to one of three options:

  1. no one can see where you are (ghost mode)
  2. only your friends see where you are, or 
  3. everyone can see where you are. 

This information can be seen in the pdf document below:

Snap Maps.pdf

Please inform all students that if they have downloaded the following App to delete it immediately: 


This App has been brought to the attention of Merseyside Police as certain undesirable groups are looking to use it as a way of exploiting vulnerable youngsters

  • O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline - providing personalised support for parents on privacy settings, new sites and apps and general advice. Call on 0808 8005002, also available through live chat.
  • Net Aware – our popular guide to the 50 sites, apps and games used by young people. Net Aware has been awarded the Best Product for Parents at the recent Digital Safety Awards. It’s available as an app or parents can sign up for the newsletter for regular updates.
  • Guru appointment – whether an O2 customer or not, you can book an in-store appointment with an O2 Guru to get advice and support on making family devices safe for children. Book here
  • Advice and guidance–our website has a wide range of information on anything from sexting and cyberbullying to porn and parental controls

Child Sexual Exploitation

NSPCC’s Share Aware campaign -   http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keepingchildren - is a great way to engage with parents about how sometimes children and young people share too much information online.

NSPCC’s Net Aware campaign  http://www.net-aware.org.uk/# - a great tool for parents and school staff to understand better the range of social media apps that children and young people of all ages are currently using. Net Aware allows you type in the name of an app (as well as seeing an A-Z listing of all apps that they have reviewed) and see what the app does and the risks associated with that app. So if you want to know all about tumblr, Keek and ooVoo, for example, check out Net Aware.