Snapchat’s Latest Feature Is Causing a Lot of Parents to Worry

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While many adults know to shut down location services on many of the apps they use, teens and tweens don’t always pay attention to things like this.

Childnet Internation released a statement about the importance of speaking to your kids about things like this and why it’s important kids don’t enable apps like Snap Maps.

“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,” the statement says. “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.”

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Kelli

Kelli is a Lead Writer at Hot Moms Club. She’s a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I’m Not Obsessed and Babble. When she’s not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.

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