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New Research: Parents Had a Tougher Time Keeping Up With Teens’ Online Activities in 2023

February 5, 2024

Today, on international Safer Internet Day, we’re releasing new research showing that in 2023, parents found it more difficult to keep up with their teens’ online activities...

Senate Congressional Testimony of Evan Spiegel as Delivered

January 31, 2024

Today, our co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel joined other tech platforms in testifying before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Written Senate Congressional Testimony of Evan Spiegel

January 31, 2024

Today, our co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel will join other tech platforms to testify before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Data Privacy Day: Our Ongoing Commitment to Privacy and Account Security

January 26, 2024

In honor of Data Privacy Day, we’re excited to share our updated Privacy Policy, highlight our resources for parents, and provide tips on account security.

Planning for the 2024 Elections

January 23, 2024

With over 50 countries heading to the polls in 2024, we’re reconvening our longstanding election integrity team, including misinformation, political advertising, and cybersecurity experts, to monitor all relevant developments for the coming elections. In addition to their important work, we want to share our plan for this year’s elections.

Helping Snapchatters Communicate Safely with Their Real Friends

January 17, 2024

As online risks continue to evolve, we are constantly reviewing and strengthening these protections, which include...

Expanding Our In-App Parental Tools

January 11, 2024

Today, we’re introducing expanded Family Center features to give parents more visibility and further empower them to have productive conversations about online safety.

Applications Open for Snap’s First Council for Digital Well-Being!

January 9, 2024

Effective today, Snap is accepting applications for our first Council for Digital Well-Being, an 18-month pilot program for young people in the U.S. between the ages of 13 and 16.

Snap's Commitment to Collaboration with Law Enforcement

December 19, 2023

Earlier this month, our Law Enforcement Operations team brought together more than 3,300 members of federal, state, and local law enforcement for our 3rd annual Law Enforcement Summit to demonstrate how Snapchat works and share information about our safety features and policies.

Demonstrating respect and empathy on World Kindness Day

November 13, 2023

Today is World Kindness Day, and what better time to promote positive thoughts and actions than by leading with respect, empathy, and compassion in all interactions – both online and off.

Our Transparency Report for the First Half of 2023

October 25, 2023

Today, we are releasing our latest Transparency Report, which covers the first half of 2023.

Introducing New Safeguards to Protect our Community

September 7, 2023

Today we are announcing new features to further protect 13-17-year-olds from potential online risks.

AI experts join Snap’s Safety Advisory Board

July 31, 2023

We are pleased to share that two AI experts joined our board and took part in last month’s first in-person meeting of our new SAB.

Updating our Advertising in Europe and the UK

July 24, 2023

Starting on August 14, as part of our compliance program with the European Digital Services Act (DSA) and relevant UK regulations, we will be implementing changes to the way we show ads to Snapchatters under the age of 18 in the EU and UK.

Our Transparency Report for the Second Half of 2022

June 23, 2023

We just released our latest transparency report, which covers the first half of 2022.

National Fentanyl Awareness Day: Continuing Our Efforts to Combat the U.S. Fentanyl Crisis

May 9, 2023

As we mark a somber second annual National Fentanyl Awareness Day, we wanted to provide our community with an update on our ongoing work.

An Explainer – My AI and Location Sharing

April 25, 2023

Last week we announced that My AI, our AI-powered chatbot, is rolling out to our Snapchat community. It’s been exciting to watch Snapchatters’ early reactions, and we’re grateful for their feedback to further improve My AI...

Early Learnings from My AI and New Safety Enhancements

April 4, 2023

As part of our joint work to improve My AI, we want to share an update on some of the safety enhancements we have recently put in place as a result of our learnings — along with new tools we plan to implement...

Seeking AI experts for Snap’s Safety Advisory Board

March 31, 2023

Starting today, we are accepting applications for a small number of experts to join our Safety Advisory Board and bring their specialized knowledge in AI...

Introducing Content Controls on Family Center

March 14, 2023

Today, we are pleased to roll out our latest feature for Family Center, Content Controls, which allow parents to limit the type of content their teens can watch on Snapchat...

Introducing the Digital Well-Being Index

February 6, 2023

On the 20th anniversary of Safer Internet Day, we are releasing our inaugural Digital Well-Being Index, a measure of Generation Z’s online psychological well-being...

Data Privacy Day: Learn More About Snap's New Privacy and Safety Hub & Privacy Settings

January 26, 2023

In honor of Data Privacy Day, we recently launched our Privacy and Safety Hub – values.snap.com – a new one-stop-shop housing all our privacy and safety materials and policies under one roof...

How We Work with Law Enforcement Authorities

January 24, 2023

In this post, we want to share some helpful information about how we work together with law enforcement officials and authorities to help keep our community safe...

Our Transparency Report for the First Half of 2022

November 29, 2022

Today, we are releasing our latest transparency report, which covers the first half of 2022. At Snap, the safety and well-being of our community is our top priority...

Practicing Kindness Online on World Kindness Day

November 10, 2022

Sunday is World Kindness Day, a day dedicated to education and inspiring people to choose kindness – in real life and online. At Snap, kindness is one of our core values, and it is on display daily...

Launching an Unprecedented Public Awareness Campaign on the Dangers of Fentanyl

October 18, 2022

Today, we are pleased to help launch an unprecedented public awareness campaign with the Ad Council, also funded by YouTube, to help educate young people about the dangers of counterfeit pills...

Continuing our Efforts to Combat the U.S. Fentanyl Crisis

October 12, 2022

Next week, Snap will be launching an unprecedented public awareness campaign with the Ad Council to help educate both parents and young people on the dangers of counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl...

Meet Snap’s new Safety Advisory Board!

October 11, 2022

Earlier this year, Snap announced that we would rebuild our Safety Advisory Board (SAB) with the aim of growing and expanding membership to include a diversity of geographies, safety-related disciplines...

Supporting Mental Health and Fighting Against Bullying on Snapchat

October 6, 2022

At Snap, the health and well-being of our community is our top priority. As young people around the world struggle with their mental health, we have both a responsibility and a meaningful opportunity to support Snapchatters...

Back to School and Prioritizing Online Safety

September 13, 2022

Teens and young people across much of the world are heading back to school and, with the global pandemic largely behind us, it appears they will be re-entering the classroom and interacting with friends and classmates with some consistency — both in-person and online...

How We Prevent the Spread of False Information on Snapchat

September 8, 2022

With the midterm elections approaching in the United States, we wanted to highlight our longstanding approach to preventing the spread of false information on Snapchat, and the steps we continue to take to build on our strong foundation of preventing the spread of false information on our platform.

Introducing Family Center on Snapchat

August 8, 2022

At Snap, we believe that our products should reflect real-life human behaviors, and how people act and relate to each other in their everyday lives. We’ve made it a point to build things differently from the beginning...

Update on Our Ongoing Work to Combat the U.S. Fentanyl Epidemic

June 9, 2022

Last year, as part of our ongoing efforts to understand young people’s awareness of the dangers of fentanyl and the broader epidemic of counterfeit pills, we conducted a survey of young Americans and found that nearly half (46%) rated their average stress level as 7 out of 10 or above...

Mental Health Awareness Month: Announcing an Industry-Wide Campaign to Combat the Nationwide Fentanyl Epidemic

May 16, 2022

Over the past year and a half, Snap has been deeply focused on doing our part to help combat the broader national fentanyl crisis, which has continued to intensify during the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 100,000 people died due to drug overdose...

Snap Partners with It’s On Us for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 26, 2022

In February, Snapchat partnered with It’s On Us, a national non-profit dedicated to combating campus sexual assault through awareness and prevention education programs, to announce our important...

Apply to join our growing Safety Advisory Board!

April 20, 2022

Since 2018, members of Snap’s Safety Advisory Board (SAB) have provided critical feedback on fostering the safety and well-being of our Snapchat community, and they’ve helped us navigate some complex safety issues...

Our Transparency Report for the Second Half of 2021

April 1, 2022

We are committed to making each of our Transparency Reports more comprehensive than the last. It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly, as we know our stakeholders care as deeply about online safety and accountability as we do...

Announcing New Policies for Snap’s Developer Platform

March 17, 2022

We want Snapchatters to have fun and stay safe when using our services, and that goal drives the design of our products, our policies and our platforms for third-party developers. We also focus on building technologies...

Looking Out For Friends on the Snap Map

February 18, 2022

At Snap, we help friends stay connected no matter where they are, and we want to give our community even more tools to safely explore the world around them. So today, we are introducing a new safety feature...

Safer Internet Day 2022: Your report matters!

February 8, 2022

Today is international Safer Internet Day (SID), an annual event dedicated to people coming together around the world to make the internet safer and healthier for everyone, especially young people...

Data Privacy Day: Supporting the Privacy and Wellbeing of Snapchatters

January 28, 2022

Today marks Data Privacy Day, a global effort to raise awareness about the importance of respecting and safeguarding privacy. Privacy has always been central to Snapchat’s primary use case and mission...

Meet Our Head of Global Platform Safety

January 25, 2022

Hello, Snapchat community! My name is Jacqueline Beauchere and I joined Snap last Fall as the company’s first Global Head of Platform Safety...

Expanding our Work to Combat the Fentanyl Epidemic

January 18, 2022

Late last year, the CDC announced that more than 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in the US over a 12 month period -- with fentanyl being a major driver of this spike. This staggering data hits home – we recognize the horrible...

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