Social Media Note for Parents

Social Media Information for Parents


What to know:



  • Although photos 'disappear' after they have been viewed, the receiver of the photos can screenshot them and save them for future use.

  • Snapchat owns every photo and video you send on the app and they are free to do whatever they want with them: If you send a Snap to someone via "Snapchat" you give Snapchat a "nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such user content in connection with the services, subject to your use of privacy settings in the services to control who can see your user content."

  • Snapkidz is an app for children aged 13 and under. Photos can be drawn on and captioned but the user cannot send or receive photos.



  • Instagram is for children aged 13 years and over.

  • Instagram gives the option of sharing photos with just friends if this option is selected in your privacy settings.

  • However, if you hashtag something (#) the photo can be seen publicly.



  • Facebook is for children aged 13 years and over.

  • It is not suitable for primary school children.


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