Here at Snap, the health and safety of our Snapchat community, partners and team are our top priority. Snapchat brings us together even when we’re apart and we are grateful for the opportunity to help people communicate with friends and loved ones, while also staying safe.
Here are some of the ways Snap helps keep our community safe and up to date:
Here For You: Here For You shows resources from expert localised partners when Snapchatters search for certain topics related to mental health, anxiety, depression, stress, suicidal thoughts, grief and bullying.
Lenses and Filters: Take a selfie and swipe through the Lenses carousel, or take a Snap and swipe through the available Filters. Snap has partnered with organisations to provide expert-approved best practices in a fun and relevant way. These Filters and Lenses link to additional information to keep Snapchatters informed.
Stickers: Take a Snap and add a sticker! You’ll see options in the Sticker Picker with tips on how to stay safe.
Bitmojis: Add Bitmojis to your Snaps to share safety tips. Try searching “stay safe” when selecting a Bitmoji!
Snap Map: Contribute to Snap Map by sharing your experiences with a wider audience. You can do this in a few ways:
- Share a relevant Snap to Snap Map. Snap Map is a collection of Snaps submitted from different Snapchatters throughout the community, collected and categorised.
- Add a “Topic” sticker to a Snap. Take a Snap and add a 'Topic' sticker to contribute to Snap Map.
Family Centre: If you’re a parent over the age of 25, you can use Family Centre to get more insight into who your teen is friends with on Snapchat, and who they have been communicating with, while still respecting their teens’ privacy and autonomy. It's designed to reflect the way parents engage with their teens in the real world, where parents usually know who their teens are friends with and when they are hanging out, but don’t eavesdrop on their private conversations.
- Easily and confidentially report any accounts parents may be concerned about directly to our 24/7 Trust and Safety team
- Reports you submit are anonymous and confidential—neither the reported account nor your teen are alerted, but it may be a good opportunity to discuss any concerns you have with your teen and make sure they also feel comfortable reporting violating accounts on their own.
Please Note: We are working hard to roll out these new features out to everyone, but they may not be available to everyone in every language yet. Make sure you have the latest version of the Snapchat and the Bitmoji app.