We 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?