Nowadays, many parents believe that social media is a great channel to record the milestones and special moments of their kids.
It can’t be denied that it’s easier to do that today compared to before when social media was still not a thing. No wonder why a lot of them have been sharing adorable photos or even videos of their kids on social media.
If you’re like them who finds it fun posting about your kids online, there’s actually nothing wrong with that. On the other hand, though I know that you won’t do something that could harm your children, it’s still advisable to be mindful of kids’ photos that you should avoid sharing on social media.
Here are 6 of them according to Homemaking:
1. Photos Of Them Where They’re Throwing Tantrums
Posting a photo or worse, a video of your child having a tantrum can be really dangerous for them. There’s a big possibility that it would go viral and thousands of people might judge your kid and you as well even without knowing the whole story.
Your kid might also experience severe bullying and receive harsh criticisms not only from other people but also from people you personally know.
2. Photos Of Your Kids That They Don’t Want To Be Posted On Social Media
Sometimes, parents tend to share photos of their kids even without their approval because of excitement. However, if they sincerely told you that they don’t want a photo of them to be shared online, you should always respect that. It’s also the same thing when they requested you to delete a photo of them that you uploaded on any social media platform.
3. Photos With Geotags
Sharing photos of your kids is fun and definitely okay. But then, make sure to turn off the geotag setting of your device. This is applicable not only when you travel but also when you’re at your child’s frequent locations like when you’re at home or school.
It’s really risky to share photos with geotags as dangerous people would have access to your kid’s whereabouts.
4. Naked Photos Of Them
Some parents want to share their babies’ cute bath pictures and all of them are actually heartwarming to see. But for child predators, it’s a different story.
There are lots of child predators who are lurking on social media and they are surely looking for semi-nude/nude photos of babies. Even the wholesome bathroom photos of your kids could be a target for them.
5. Photos Of Other People’s Kids
When you meet a child who’s really cute and you want to share his photos online, think a lot of times before doing so or I must say, ask permission first from his parents. It’s never okay to do such a thing without the approval of the child and his parents.
6. Photos Of Your Kids’ Academic Degrees
Who wouldn’t be proud when your child receives academic awards? Although it’s something that you should celebrate, posting their certificates, degrees, or diplomas online can be really dangerous. It’s like you’re sharing confidential information about your kids – which is prone to fraud as well as identity theft.
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