Study Room / Moms & Tech

Articles highlighting how parents can ensure the safety of their kid’s photos and risks associated with online sharing of their photos. Covers studies on how children want their privacy to be protected online.

There are privacy and legal risks associated with sharing photos of your kids online. As the article highlights, Multiple ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ could send a picture of your child halfway around the world, to people you don’t even know, and once it’s on someone else’s hard disk, you’ll never be able to remove it.

A private photo app can store your photo on the cloud after encryption, ensuring that only those with the passcode are able to access the information.

May 23, 2021

Things parents should consider before posting their children's photos online

Parenting has arrived firmly in the twenty-first century. The average child has a digital footprint even before that…

A person holding a phone and taking photo of their kid in the park

Nothing online is completely private and everything is permanent

This article shares questions parents should ask themselves before posting any photos of their kids online. The use of photo privacy while sharing photos is important to make sure no one else is accessing your photos. Also, if you delete a photo, it ensures that the photos is reliably deleted from the internet.

May 23, 2021

Sharenting: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Post

​With the explosion of social media, funny stories about your kids-or cute pictures and videos that you used to share…

A person holding a phone and taking a photo of their smiling toddler on a pink swing

In several instances, children’s photos that parents have posted online have ended up in advertisements and inappropriate websites.

This article shares the results of a study conducted for parents and children where children wanted autonomy about this issue and wanted control over what parents can share about them. About ~68% of parents worry about their children’s privacy and are worried their children’s photos might be shared.

The article also highlights instances where parents prefer to use invitation-only photo sharing platforms so that only friends and family can view the photos privately.

May 23, 2021

Do Parents Invade Children's Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

When Katlyn Burbidge's son was 6 years old, he was performing some silly antic typical of a first-grader. But after she…

A person taking photo of their 2 kids playing in the sand

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