Important Safety Update

Important Safety Update

Parents - have you heard about the #Mappen app? We've heard reports of students receiving personalized text messages encouraging them to download this app, which allows users to view other users' real-time locations on a map. While the app was designed to help friends track each other's whereabouts to make it easier to meet up, it is not safe for children. Students allowing an app to have constant access to their location for the purpose of displaying this information to other users is very dangerous.

As students download the app and grant access to their contacts, their friends receive text message requests to download the app, and the cycle continues. Please speak with your child about Mappen and the dangers associated with allowing any app or platform to have constant access to their location. Please click the following link to learn more: https://youtu.be/B8bf6Xp22l4.