On a private social media space like Snapchat, younger people are more vulnerable to dangerous activities, therefore providing assurance to parents with control options is a valuable integration in the app.
To enable the Family Centre monitoring, young users will be
required to accept their parents’ invitation, which could also be deemed as
intrusive by the users.
Regardless, the protective benefits would still be worth it,
considering that Snapchat is used by people for potentially harmful activities including
exchange of lewd messages, drug dealing, and random hook-ups.