As a parent, you want to protect your child at all times, especially when they’re using the internet. This is often when they’re most at risk because you might feel that you have no control over what they’re doing on apps like Snapchat, and there are certain dangers that come with such platforms.

In terms of how old your child should be before using Snapchat, the platform says that no one under the age of 13 should use it. But anyone between the ages of 13 and 18 needs their parent’s permission in order to set up an account on the platform. So if you have a teen, it’s up to you to decide whether you give them that permission. Find out more about this below.

Snapchat users must be 13 years of age to create an account. But is it safe for kids?