We would like to warn parents about the dangers of location sharing online. One app that has featured in the news is 'Snapchat'; Snapchat has recently been upgraded to include a 'SnapMap' feature, potentially allowing a user's location to be viewed by other users.
We highly recommended that you spend time with your child and any devices that they have, ensuring that any location sharing options are set appropriately. SnapMap has a feature called 'Ghost Mode' that prevents users viewing locations.
Whilst location tracking can be useful for parents to check the location of a child's phone, such information in the hands of a stranger could be dangerous.
More information can be found at the BBC site below, including details about how to disable location sharing:
ThinkUKnow also publish a very useful guide to Snapchat:
Link to ThinkUKnow guide to Snapchat