WHITECOTES PRIMARY & NURSERY ACADEMY

Happy and Successful Children

Whitecotes Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3HJ

|

01246 234381

|

info@whitecotes.derbyshire.sch.uk

Snapchat

PARENTS - BE AWARE.

Snapchat has just had a huge update. It now shows where any of the user's (your child's) friends are at any time. It uses GPS to precisely pinpoint on a map where the users are, even changing to a car when they move quickly. Your child and other users are depicted by a Bitmoji.

We urge you to check your child's settings, ensure they are set to 'ghost mode' if necessary.

To turn on Ghost Mode: Open Snapchat onto the camera screen. Pinch inward on this screen as if you're trying to make it smaller.
You'll then be taken to the map screen.
You will see your Bitmoji, (or your green silhouette) click on it and your settings appear at the bottom of the screen. Click there and turn 'ghost mode' on.

If you haven't done the update yet (as from 21st June), ghost mode won't be available.

The minimum age requirement for Snapchat is 13 YEARS.