Snapchat introduces parental control feature to restrict children’s access to sensitive content

Snapchat announced launching Content Controlsits new Parent Center feature that allows parents to regulate the type of content their teens can access. Parents can filter Stories from editors or creators who may have been identified as sensitive or suggestive using Snapchat’s new content controls in Parent Center.

Parents will need to have set up a Parent Center with their child in order to enable content controls. Selecting the “Restrict sensitive content” option in the Parent Center settings will enable the feature.

Snap has released its content guidelines for community members whose content appears on Stories or Spotlight, detailing what constitutes “sensitive or suggestive” content. The guidelines specify, among other things, what content is considered sensitive and can be restricted using our new content controls.

Additionally, Snapchat revealed thathe was developing new tools for his Parent Center, which is centered on My AI. Recall that My AI, unveiled last month, is a new chatbot that is only available to Snapchat+ subscribers and is powered by the latest iteration of OpenAI’s GPT technology.

According to the company, the trial chatbot will allow parents to better understand and control their teens’ use of My AI.

Regarding the announcement, the Snapchat team clarifies that:

We hope these new tools and guidelines will help parents, caregivers, trusted adults, and teens not only personalize their Snapchat experience, but also have productive conversations about their online experiences.

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