⚠️ Safeguarding Alert ⚠️
Snapchat 'Meet Up'
We have been made aware of a new, high-risk feature Snapchat have added to their app. The feature, called 'Meet Up' involves the ability to integrate Google Maps & Apple Maps into the Snapchat maps feature (Snap Map) to get precise directions to a friend’s location without any warning or notification. Our online safety experts have created this Safeguarding Alert help you understand the risks of this feature and how to mitigate them.
We have been made aware of several cases where groups of primary school aged children have been exposed to highly inappropriate, violent, and sexualised content made within a popular game called 'Gacha Life'.
'Gacha Heat' uses the characters and backgrounds from this popular roleplaying game and its content currently presents a serious risk to children and young people.
Despite young people seeing platforms like these as fun, they may not see the risks from those online with malicious intentions.