Parents and carers will not be able to see the content of any messages or Snaps, friend emojis associated with each account (e.g. 💛 for a user’s top best friend), or any messaging history older than 7 days.
You should never force the young person in your care into adding you as a friend on Snapchat or using Family Center.
They may feel you are trying to ‘spy’ on them and could react in frustration or anger. Remember – this reaction does not mean they are doing anything wrong on the platform. They may just want you, as their parent or carer, to respect their right to private communication with their friends. If you are interested in using Family Center, have an honest discussion with the young person in your care about its benefits. You may even want to detail rules or explain exactly what you would be able to see to help them feel more comfortable.