Unit 3 – Task: Option 1

The well-known and used app (especially amongst school students) Snapchat, (a photo and video sharing platform) has the potential for one to be tracked. This can be problematic for the younger demographic as there is potential for distasteful individuals to track or stalk you. There is a snap map page or function in snapchat, allowing your friends on snapchat to see your location. However, there is a Ghost-mode feature which makes your location inaccessible to others. Therefore, one can leave a location trace (if snap-maps is activated) for one to follow. A daily telegraph report states that ““It is worrying that Snapchat is allowing under 18s to broadcast their location on the app,” said a spokesperson. “This highlights why it is a vital children are automatically offered safer accounts on social media to ensure they are protected from unnecessary risks,” (M Honorof, 2021). Available at link: https://www.tomsguide.com/us/snapchat-snap-maps-tracking,news-25390.html 

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