Parents can reveal too much online! Baby in the Bath Pic

Foam-born babyWe love sharing photos of our children online.  But what are the risks?  It is unlikely, that children would be identified and tracked down by someone sinister though we should make sure that they are not wearing anything that might identify where they go to school or where they live. We should make sure the geo tagging function on our phones are cameras is switched off.

But is not this that is the main issue – for me I always wonder where those pics end up?  On whose computer, in which country and for what purpose?  There are many creepy answers that I need not specify.  Enough to say, think carefully – what might seem an innocent ‘baby in the bath’ pic very sadly may end up being used for something very different and no one wants this.  So think before you post, is it an appropriate photo, will my teenager thank me for it, and are my privacy settings as tight as they need to be?

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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2 Responses to Parents can reveal too much online! Baby in the Bath Pic

  1. Karin says:

    Finally someone addresses this issue! I have friends whose kid’s entire lives are documented on FB including potty training achievements (yes, really!) apart from being annoying, I wonder if that child will thank their parents or hate their parents for it.

    • Renata Rowe says:

      Oh dear! I can imagine a few arguments in later years especially if the parents have used FB as platform to store their pics and the teens want them closed down. Very embarrassing for teens if their friends get hold of those toilet training pics!!

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