Sharenting: Why it's so dangerous to put kids photos on the net

especially young parents have Accounts in social media such as Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok. You post regular pics of your children, one also speaks of "Shar

Sharenting: Why it's so dangerous to put kids photos on the net

especially young parents have Accounts in social media such as Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok. You post regular pics of your children, one also speaks of "Sharenting". The term comes from English and is made up of "share" (Share, especially in social media) and "parenting" (parenting/ behavior of the parents). Sharenting is dangerous, warn, among other things, the children's charity and the police.

also read: supposedly-harmless: photos of the faces of my children, I never go to the web – for three reasons.

children's images online - and then can't control

Because the images once online, you can lose control quickly. The pictures on Facebook or Instagram are accessible to the public, you can downloaded by third parties, and for their purposes needs to be stored.

a stir on the Facebook made in December 2016 page "Little Miss & Mister" (FOCUS Online reported). There accessible to the public, children have been collected the photos and put online. The operators of this site wanted to draw attention to their own information, parents on the danger and illustrate how your images could be stolen. Because, however, also numerous photos of scantily-clad children were shown, was critical of the page as a possible entry point for pedophiles. The concerned parents were shocked, many reported the incident to the police. In 2017, the page was shut down.

photos: pedophiles, or stalkers need pictures of the miss

From seemingly harmless images can quickly be pornographic content, also warns Thomas-Gabriel Rüdiger. The cyber criminologist from the Institute for police science at the police University of the state of Brandenburg sees the greatest danger is that Criminals use as a sex offender or Stalker the information shared about the children. For instance, there are pages that copy automatically images from Instagram Accounts and in the net offer, says Rüdiger.

Also photos as your Whatsapp Status or profile image, the criminologist is unwise. "You don't run through the city and push people you only know casually, Polaroid pictures of your child in the Hand." Normally, it is the responsibility of the parents to minimize the risks for their children. "In the net, parents increase the risk even more, especially by children's pictures."

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When kids post photos, then responsibly

Then prefer no children to post pictures? The German children's charity advertises as a middle ground. "Children are part of our society and should therefore be visible on the Internet," says Sophie Pohle of the coordination office for the rights of the child. "The most important question is not therefore whether kids photos on the net allowed to be posted or not, but the manner in which this is done."

The children are six tips:

  • Involve your child: Before you post a picture of your child on Online Social networks or Apps, ask for his approval and respect this decision.
  • if possible, Avoid the disclosure of personal data of the child such as full Name, Kindergarten, school or residence.
  • regularly Check your security and privacy settings in Social networks, to be sure, who can see your Posts.
  • do not Post photos of children in embarrassing, unpleasant or inappropriate situations.
  • Consider whether it is the image of the photos necessary to show the face of the child. Tip: Through the targeted placement of Emojis or pixelation/blurring you can be blurring.
  • they carry out their function as a role model.
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    Updated Date: 11 August 2020, 10:26

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