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National Online Safety Bulletin for Parents – WhatsApp

Please click on the link below to see our latest eSafety bulletin for Parents from the National Online Safety Hub.  This week it’s all about Whatsapp.

WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging service, with around two billion users exchanging texts, photos, videos and documents, and making voice and video calls. The app offers end-to-end encryption, meaning messages can only be read by the sender and the recipient(s). Not even WhatsApp can read them. Updates to its privacy policy in 2021 reportedly caused millions of users to leave the app. But the new policy was widely misinterpreted: it only related to WhatsApp’s business features, not to personal messages.

In the guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as stranger danger, live location sharing and disappearing messages:

What Parents Need to Know About WhatsApp


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