SNAPCHAT is an extremely popular messaging app among both kids and adults.
But do you have to be of a certain age to use it? And is it safe for children to use? Here’s everything you need to know.
What is Snapchat’s age limit?
Snapchat is very popular with children and you might be surprised to know that there is an age restriction on its use.
The minimum age to become a Snapchat user is 13 years old.
This also applies to most other social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
This limit was mandated by US law through the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
However, children can bypass this very easily by simply entering an incorrect date of birth.
There is no way to verify a user’s age on Snapchat, which means people of all ages can create accounts.
Is Snapchat safe for kids?
Hundreds of millions of Snaps are sent around the world every day, and like the rest of the internet, there is no guarantee that the content children encounter is safe or appropriate for them.
There are a few things you can do to make the platform safer for your child.
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Within the app, you can customize privacy settings and enable restrictions that mean they can only be viewed online and share content with approved contacts.
It will also prevent them from being exposed to sexual material and being attacked by strangers.
What are the dangers of Snapchat?
Snapchat is used by millions of users to connect with friends and family.
But users and those who have children on the platform should be aware that people have become victims of scams and sexual predators on the platform and it makes sense to take precautions to protect yourself.
You can get tips from Snapchat Here’s how to stay safe on the app.
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