Snapchat launches a new monitoring tool for parents. In the future, you can see here with whom the offspring is chatting.
The new “Family Center” for Snapchat.
The chat service Snapchat wants to improve the safety of children and young people in the app. That’s why the company is rolling out a new monitoring tool this week. The feature is called the “Family Center” hub. Here, parents and guardians can monitor who their offspring are chatting with on the app. However, they cannot see the exact content of the chat conversations.
Access to complete friends list and contacts
In order to enable monitoring, both the guardian and the child must first accept an invitation to the Family Center. Parents then have access to the complete friends list and see all the Snapchat accounts their child has interacted with in the past seven days. If they look suspicious, you can report it directly to Snap’s Trust and Security team in the hub.
Additional content controls planned
“Our goal was to create a set of tools that reflect the dynamics of real-life relationships and encourage collaboration and trust between parents and teenagers,”
explains Snap in a blog post about the new function. New functions for the “Family Center” are to follow in the next few weeks. For example, parents should be able to see which new friends their children have added. Additional content controls are also planned.