I am astounded by the number of mommy blogs I visit that display pictures of young, adorable children for all the world to see. So much so that I did a little research on the safety of sharing children’s photographs online.
In one article I found a mother’s account of being contacted by the police to report a picture of her young daughter was found on a computer containing explicit images of children. In another, a snapshot from a family vacation that a mom posted to her blog wound up as a billboard advertisement in a foreign country.
Did you know that if you take a picture with a camera that has GPS capability and post it online, anyone with a little computer savvy can locate the exact spot where the photo was taken? On your front lawn. At your child’s school or your local playground.
To learn more about the risks and ways to protect your online images, I suggest you follow this link to an article titled Is it Safe to Post Photos Online? By: Kimberly Palmer.
Then please come back and click on the number beneath the title of this post to answer these two questions:
1) Do you post pictures of your children online?
2) Are you going to continue to do so?