Parenting

Kids online – making good choices.

August 9, 2017

This is in NO way a judgement on anyone, I just want to highlight something that I think not all parents really think about.
I’ve noticed recently, an increase of Parents sharing naked/nappy/bathing/showering images and snaps of their kids on social media (particularly Instagram and snapchat).

I implore you all to consider what you share before you share it, regardless of whether or not your profile is public.

I’m not just talking about a screenshot.
It was revealed in 2014 that over 200,000 images were hacked and posted online (Including images of naked children).  If it was possible for our images to be leaked then,  it sure as hell is still a possibility now.

I believe Snapchat denied this but it happened!

My stance on sharing these types of photos is this simple.
Regardless of how your child is depicted in the photo, if the photo can be abused by others then it should not be shared.

Parents need to seriously consider whether they should share seemingly innocent photos of their naked or partially naked children online.  The Internet doesn’t forget and when you publish photos of your children publicly, you make decisions about their present and future privacy for them without them being able to make a meaningful decision themselves.

What do you think about this?  Let me know in the comments.

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