In today’s world, it’s common to find someone sharing a photo of their child on social media. While many of these photos may be cute, it’s not always a guarantee that the other person looking at the photo will think the same way. And with predators on the loose, it’s important that you protect your child against any potential danger. Here are some of the photos of your child you should not share on social media:
1. When you think he’s cute and adorable.
Sure, your child may be cute and adorable but will it embarrass him when he gets older? In addition to this, you may be setting up your child to be shamed online. Or there could be some people who would point to you for shaming your child online. So think twice. Do you really need to post that photo of your child holding a cigarette on one hand and a beer on the other?
2. When he’s nude or taking a bath.
You may think your child is adorable while he’s taking a bath in the tub but this is not always the case with other people. As a matter of fact, make sure you don’t post any photo of your child while he is partially or completely naked. This is simply something that is not intended for public consumption. Just imagine what would happen if the photo falls into the hands of a child pornographer.
3. When he’s sick or injured.
Even though there’s really no harm in posting a photo of your child when he’s sick or injured, you should be sensitive about your child’s future. Think about it, would you like it if someone took a photo of you while you’re sick and posted this photo online?
4. When he’s on the potty.
Again, this is something that you should not be posting online. Even if his privates are hidden from the camera, you should learn to respect that these photos stay online forever. It might be used against him by bullies when he gets older.
5. When he’s with his friends.
While you may think it’s okay to share photos of you child and his friends, it may not be the case with the parents of the other kids. Before you post these photos, try to check with the other parents if they are comfortable sharing the photo online.
6. When you give out too much detail.
For safety reasons, make it a point that you do not give out too much detail in the photos you post. This include photos that show what school your child goes to, his full name, address, and anything else that may pose a threat to his safety. You don’t know who has access to these information and what they intend to do with it.
As a parent, it’s your job to keep your child safe at all times. By being careful of the things you post online, you can keep your child out of harm’s way.