‘Stories’ is Snapchat’s most popular feature and encourages you to share images and videos know as ‘Snaps’ with people who follow you. These ‘Snaps’ are uploaded in a sequence and stay on your account for 24 hours.
You should help your child think about what they’re sharing on the app and who sees it. Compare it to what they would be happy to share offline. Use examples that are easy for them to understand: “You shouldn’t give your number to somebody you don't know on the street. Is somebody online you don't know any different?”
Listen to their answers. And be positive and encouraging.
Remind them that they shouldn’t share private things, such as:
• personal information, like names, other social media accounts or phone numbers
• other people's personal information
• links to join private group chats
• photos of themselves
• photos of their body, such as sexual photos or videos
Remind them that they should only be sharing ‘Snaps’ with people they know and that if anyone private messages them or suggests talking on another messaging platform they should come and tell you.