When it comes to the safety of your kids, it’s never enough to be told once. Come to think of it, it’s not even enough to be told twice. So proud mamas, please take note of this. You’ve probably heard it before, but it wouldn’t hurt to be reminded of it again.
When it comes to sharing information about your kids, you’re all for it. Nothing will stop you from doing it. After all, sharing “too much information” or “TMI” for short, is something every proud mom is guilty of doing. I myself was guilty of TMI too. LOL
Thanks to social media, sharing TMI has become way too easy. These days, there’s such thing as digital TMI. Photos of kids are posted and shared liberally on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and whatever social network or app your heart desires.
With many parents wanting to show family and friends how great their kids are, it is no surprise that some parents are over sharing at the expense of privacy and online safety. The University of Michigan study found that:
While 67% of parents said social media helped them learn from other parents, many also had safety concerns about sharing too much.
There’s just no doubt that photos of kids are always cute and endearing but you need to be careful. In the midst of your eagerness to share, you might just be endangering your kids or somebody else’s kids.
So the next time you’re tempted to post a photo online, think about it. Take a good look at the photo because there are 5 types of kids’ photos that should never be posted online.
Below are the 5 types of photos that parents should never post online:
5. Photos of Other Children Without Their Parents’ Consent. Before you post a picture of your child’s birthday party and start tagging every single kid in the photos, make sure to first ask permission from their parents. Some parents might not mind having their kid’s photos posted online while others might do.
It’s really a matter of preference regarding personal privacy, especially when it comes to children. Just respect other parents’ policy on posting photos.
So to be safe, ask permission first especially since a lot of parents prefer not to have their kids names and photos posted on Facebook for privacy and security reasons.
Everyone has their own positions on sharing their children’s faces on social media, so before you go posting and tagging away after a birthday party or field trip, be sure to respect the stances of the other families involved. Source: PopSugar.com
So just ask other parents permission first.
You’ll be surprised how many parents will appreciate you asking them first about these types of matters.
Although innocently posted, these types of pictures could be misunderstood by some people. So be careful when posting nude or semi-nude photos of children. It’s just another measure to protect your children.
4. Bath Photos or Nude Photos of Your Child. Sure, bath tub photos of your child may look really cute and shareable. However, keep in mind that digital content can be easily copied and easily distributed. Having those pictures in the wrong hands is just not worth the risk. Even if the photos are totally innocent, the reality is that there are crazies out there.
Alex Brooks, executive editor of parenting website Kidspot says:
“Parents are discovering that once content becomes digital, it can be easily copied and redistributed willy-nilly. The result: photos of kids in compromising, colorful circumstances, and status updates recounting even more compromising, colorful circumstances, intended for a select few, are now spread out over the web for everyone.” Source: News.com.au
It absolutely is to you and your kid’s benefit to not have these types of photos posted on social media. It definitely is better to be on the safe side.
Just share these types of photos privately with your loved ones.
Besides, you don’t want your kid to be embarrassed with these types of pics, especially when they grow up, right?
Proud parents are usually guilty of posting pictures with information of where their kids go to … see next page.