Together with our safety advisory board, some of the world’s leading safety advocates, we have developed guides for staying safe while using Snapchat. Within our safety center parents, teachers, and Snapchatters can find safety tips, research, and resources.
We all have a role to play to keep Snapchat safe
Our Community Guidelines encourage Snapchatters to be thoughtful about what they Snap.
Our goal is to accommodate the broadest range of self-expression, while giving Snapchatters a safe and enjoyable experience.
Safety tips and resources
Staying safe on Snapchat is everyone's responsibility.
- Be kind and respectful. Be thoughtful about what you Snap and don't send people things they don't want to receive.
- Remember, anyone can take a screenshot of a Snap, or simply use another camera to take a picture of a Snap that appears on their screen.
- Check your privacy settings to choose who can send you Snaps and view your Stories.
- If you experience harassment or bullying, block the person and report it to us. You can also check out NetSmartz for information on cyberbullying.
- Keep your password safe. Don't share your password with other people, applications, or websites. Use a different password for every service you use.
- Read our Community Guidelines and help your friends follow them as well. If you experience something upsetting, let us know and tell a parent or trusted adult.
- We provide our Discover publishers with tools that allow them to restrict some types of content from Snapchatters who are under the age of 18.
Parents and teachers
Parents and teachers
Advice for parents and teachers
Snapchat is for sharing moments with friends -- through Snaps, Chats and Stories. Because Snapchat is an important way many young people communicate, parents and teachers should talk with them about how they’re using Snapchat. Please note that Snapchat is not intended for children under the age of 13.
Asking questions and talking about what’s appropriate to Snap are good first steps. Help your kids and students understand how and when to report issues and encourage them to be good to their friends and responsible members of the Snapchat community.
A Parent's Guide to Snapchat