Dyfed Powys Police have made us aware of a video stream app called Live.me. The officers are also warning schools to make parents aware that under the latest Snapchat update, public settings allow users to find someone’s exact location. It produces a map which allows you to see their exact location down to the house they are in.”Snapchat ‘hotspots’ allow anyone to see snapchats that are set to public – you do not need to have added any of these people to get locations and the update is worldwide. Children and young people are vulnerable for a number of reasons to being sexually exploited through the use of the internet and, in particular, social media.
What parents need to know that Live.me
The internet is an amazing resource and tool but sadly does come with risk.