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Snapchat

Snapchat

Snapchat is a mobile photo/video messaging app that allows iphone and android mobile users to send a video or a photo with a caption to other Snapchat users.

Once a user sends a ‘snap’ it appears on the phone it was sent to for between 1-10 seconds and then disappears. Users can edit photos and draw on photos prior to sending them. The app is free to download and use—so it is popular with kids. If users add snaps to the ‘Your Story’ function their Snapchat ‘friends’ can view their snaps for 24 hours. Users can decide whether only people they have accepted as Snapchat ‘Friends’ can send them Snaps, or ‘Everyone’.

Other platforms you should know about

Where do I go for help?

Counselling

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline provides free, confidential online and phone counselling for 5-25 year olds.

1800 55 1800

eheadspace

eheadspace is for 12-25 year olds in need of support or worried about their mental health.

1800 650 890

Is my child old enough?

Do you have questions about your child using Snapchat? Read these Questions and answers.

Young Kids

A space for you to play games, watch videos and have fun!

Kids

Draw pictures, watch videos and learn about staying safe online.

Teens

Learn how to deal with issues and take control of your digital world.