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Snap Adds Tools for Parents to Monitor Teens Using Snapchat

Aug. 9, 2022, 5:22 AM

Snap Inc. is introducing tools for parents or trusted adults to better supervise teen behavior on its popular disappearing photo and video app, Snapchat.

The new tool, called Family Center, lets parents or designated adults over the age of 25 to view their teen’s friends, see who they’ve messaged in the past week and anonymously report abusive accounts. Guardians can’t see snaps, chats or time spent by the teen on Snapchat.

Parents can send teens an invite to Family Center, which they can either accept or reject. The tools will be available Tuesday in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and ...