Snapchat’s New Parent Help Feature
Because we are facing the challenge of raising kids in a world increasingly filled with digital technology and social media apps, it’s important that parents focus on teaching their growing, vulnerable, and easily influenced children and teens how to navigate these platforms and tools to the glory of God. Last month, the highly popular Snapchat social media platform, released a new feature designed to help parents monitor their teen’s snapchat use for the purpose of insuring their health and safety. Parents can use the new “Family Center” feature to gain access to their teen’s friends list, to see who their teen has communicated with over the last seven days, and info on the new friend the teen has connected with through the app. With over twenty million North American teens using the Snapchat app, parents should opt in to the Family Center feature. God has given us the responsibility to train our kids to live to His glory. This is one more way to make that happen.