This feature will allow guardians to have control over their children's activities on the Internet while protecting the privacy of the users.
Snapchat has launched a new parental control feature, ‘Family Centre’, in cooperation with Saudi Arabia’s General Commission for Audiovisual Media in the Kingdom.
The new feature was introduced to the app in August in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It was launched last month in the UAE at an event attended by Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and other government officials.
Family Center is designed to give parents and guardians more control over children’s Snapchat habits. It allows them to view details of the people with whom a child is communicating without seeing the content of the conversations, to protect the privacy of the young person. This update helps parents report any abusive or suspicious accounts directly by communicating with Snap’s Trust and Safety Team – a dedicated unit that works around the clock to protect Snapchat users.
By developing the new feature, Snap aimed to roll out a set of tools specifically designed to reflect human behaviour on the ground and enhance trust and cooperation between parents and their children.
Family Center is designed to be used both by parents and children. Parents and guardians are required to install Snapchat on their own devices and then link their accounts to those of their children to access the feature. They can also invite other family members, age 25 or over, to use the feature.