The dangers of sharing photos of your kids online
02 Mar 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | people are reading
© Shutterstock You don't think about it, but sharing photos of your children online can have major disadvantages.
Many people post photos of their children online. It's seen as a fun way to keep in touch with family and friends, and why not show off your proudest possession? It is therefore understandable that you constantly see photos of small children on your social media feeds.
But is it wise to put photos of your children online? Can you endanger your child by sharing so much about him or her on the internet? Read below about the dangers and questions to ask yourself before sharing information about your child online:
Think about your child's privacy
Although your children are at a very young age are not yet aware of the photos you take of them online, from the age of five they develop a self-awareness and start to see themselves more and more as an individual. They may feel embarrassed when their parents post funny pictures of them online. Also, be aware that photos of your children, even if you delete them, may remain forever available somewhere in an archive or on a server, or in the collections of other people who download your photos. In theory, these photos could be used against your kids later in life.
The photos can attract dangerous people.
It's awful, but there are entire websites of 'stolen' digital photos of children that are popular with people with the wrong intentions. Often inappropriate and disturbing comment is under the photos. In addition, photos on social media provide clues as to where a child lives and goes to school, so if someone is upset, it is often easy for that person to track down their victims.
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It is understandable that you want to share photos of your children online with family and friends. However, it is wise to consider the following precautions: pay close attention to the privacy settings of your social media, ask friends and family not to put photos and videos of your children online and discuss with your child what he or she what and what does not want online.