Snapchat Safety Center
Snapchat is a fast, fun way to share moments with friends and family. Most of our community uses Snapchat every day, so it isn’t surprising that parents and teachers regularly ask us for advice. We share your concerns and wish to provide a safe, fun environment for creativity and expression.
Reporting is Easy!
Safety is a Shared Responsibility
Since the beginning, Snapchat has been about empowering people to express themselves with their camera. We didn’t want to create a social network where you automatically friend everyone you know, or where you only see what’s most popular. Instead, we wanted to make it easier for people, publishers, and brands to tell their stories — their way!
Snapchat is for personal communication, not broadcasting.
Snaps are made for quick and easy communication, which is why they delete by default! Friends will only see the things that you send them directly, or choose to post publicly to your Story.
Approach to Safety Partnerships.
Snap is deeply committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community, and our teams, products, policies, and partnerships apply safety by design principles to keep Snapchatters safe and informed.
In addition to our internal team of content moderators who directly work to keep our platform safe, we work with industry experts and non-governmental organizations to provide resources and support to Snapchatters in need.
Trusted Flagger Program.
Our Trusted Flagger Program was developed to help provide support for non-profits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), select government agencies, and safety partners that support that Snapchat community and report content that violates our Community Guidelines.
Safety Advisory Board.
Our Safety Advisory Board members also educate, challenge, raise issues, and advise Snap on how to keep the Snapchat community safe.
Through our partnerships, we have been able to create resources, such as Here for You, a custom section in Search that houses localized resources and content from professional non-profit organizations that’s shown when people type in words associated with being in crisis and launch, Safety Snapshot, our digital literacy program aimed at educating Snapchatters about issues like data privacy, security and online safety. For more information about our wellness resources, download our Quick-Guide to Snapchat Wellness Resources!
Digital Well-Being Index and Research
To offer insight into how teens and young adults are faring online, Snap conducted research into Generation Z’s digital well-being. The study, which draws on more than four decades of subjective well-being research, was adapted for the online environment to produce a Digital Well-Being Index (DWBI), a measure of Gen Z’s online psychological well-being. In 2022, we surveyed teens (aged 13-17), young adults (aged 18-24) and parents of teens, aged 13 to 19 in six countries: Australia, France, Germany, India, UK and the U.S. We asked about their exposure to various online risks and, from those results and other attitudinal responses, devised a DWBI for each country and a combined reading across all six. The 2022 Digital Well-Being Index for the six geographies stands at 62. To read more about the Digital Well-Being Index and the research findings, please visit our DWBI page.