Whatsapp Safety Settings

Whatsapp_Safety_Settings

 

Whatsapp Safety Settings

Whatsapp is a very popular messaging, call and image sharing App. Possibly the many features of this app over time have enabled messaging platforms to become a form of social media in of themselves. There are a number of features, which will enable parents to closely monitor a child’s activity on the app. However, they are not at a level that could enable 100% protection or anywhere near it.

 

AGE RATING:  PEGI 3

While the age rating for the app is set at 3 years or older, we would have serious reservations about under the age of 13 using this App due to Cyberbullying, Online Exploitation, and Data Privacy to name but a few of our concerns.

 

Restrictions Available

    • Block accounts
    • Privacy
    • Sharing Location
    • Reporting Issues

 

How to block an account on WhatsApp

  • In the top-right corner of the app select the Settings option
  • Then select Account
  • Then select the Privacy option
  • Select Blocked
  • You can now add the account you wish to block. A Blocked Contact will no longer be able to call or send messages

 

How to disable Personal Information

  • In the top-right corner of the app select Settings
  • Then select Account
  • Select Privacy
  • The following four items can now be set to Everyone, My Contacts or No one
    • Last Seen – When the account holder last used the app
    • Profile Photo – The account holders profile photo
    • About – The account holders Bio
    • Status – The account holder’s current status

 

How to turn off Live Location

  • In the top-right corner of the app, select Settings
  • Then select Account
  • Select Privacy
  • Next select Live Location set this to None

 

How to report safety and security issues to WhatsApp

  • In the top-right corner of the app select Settings
  • Then select Help.
  • Finally select Contact Us to forward a message regarding a safety or security issue

 

How to monitor content of a WhatsApp account with WhatsApp Web

  • Using an internet browser go to https://web.whatsapp.com/
  • On the screen you will see a QR code and the following instructions
  • Open WhatsApp on your phone and select Settings
  • Then select the WhatsApp web option
  • Then point the phone at the screen to capture the QR code
  • Once the QR code is captured the account and all messages and content will appear on the screen
  • The account can now be monitored in real time
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