Snapchat’s Family Center lets parents see their teens’ friends
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(Pocket-lint) – Snapchat has announced another new safety feature to help parents more easily keep track of who their children are interacting with on its platform: Family Center.
The new interface lets you see who’s on your teen’s friends list at any time, and also gives you the option to revisit the people they’ve been chatting with over the past week.
The messages exchanged are not visible, which does not allow you to have an overview of everything your child says, but it is a novelty that will undoubtedly be welcome for many.
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Snap says it designed this feature recognizing that it’s hard to control what your kids say in real life, and the ability to see every word virtually wasn’t proportionate for most.
However, if you think an account your teen has has violated Snapchat’s rules, you can report it directly from Family Center – as this can sometimes be clear just by looking at the names of the accounts, e.g. example.
The feature is available for under-18s on the platform, but even then Snapchat will simply invite them to their parents’ Family Center whenever they want, giving the teenager a chance to say no if they have this latitude.
Snap has added more and more parental control options to its app over the past year, such as locking the ease of adding teen accounts, and other options are being worked on, including filters for parents to see who their teens have recently added as friends.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills.