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6 Ways Posting Your Kids’ Photos On Social Media Can Put Them At Risk

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Most parents love posting stories, photos, and videos of their kids on social media. Moms and dads share numerous snaps and clips of their children because they are obviously proud of them.

However, “sharenting” can be dangerous. “Sharenting” is another term for oversharing on social media. While it’s okay to use the platforms to update family and friends, the habit is not all fun and innocent.

Here are six ways of posting your kids’ photos on social media can put them at risk.

1. You unintentionally reveal your child’s location.

If you think that not posting the location online is a safe approach in sharing the photos of your child — think again. Criminals can creepily spot the location by simply looking at your child’s photos.

2. Their personal data that you share can be used for fraud.

3. Your innocent selfie with your children can attract the wrong people.

Most parents think nothing of posting pictures of their cute kids on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms. But this seemingly innocent habit can be very dangerous as people with bad motives would see it as an opportunity to do something unimaginable.

4. The information you share can affect them when they grow up.

5. It could result in bullying.

6. Some doesn’t like their lives being put on display.

While young children might not give any thought to what their parents share about them on social media, that may not stay true as they grow older.

A young woman in Austria sued her parents for not deleting her childhood photos that they uploaded on Facebook.

She said:

“They knew no shame and no limits. They didn’t care if I was sitting on the toilet or lying naked on a cot, every moment was photographed and made public.”

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