Kawartha Lakes Parents - Taking First Day of School Photos? Read These Tips!Kawartha Lakes Parents are you taking back to school photos of your children? Want to share your first day of school photos with us? Here's why we do NOT want to see your children in photos online.
CBC Community posted a request to have parents share back to school photos of their children with them online. Will you share your precious pics? Here are a few reasons police advise against posting any photos of your children online. We agree!
Kawartha Lakes Mums Offers Back to School Photo WarningWebsites around the world urge:
Take a photo of your child or children on the first day of school and share it with us.We say:
Take a photo of your child or children on the first day of school and treasure it.What???
While we would love to see pics of your children on the first day of school, your children's safety is much more important than gaining extra readers through the possible exploitation of your children. Do you know how others use your child's photo when you post it online?
Back To School Photos - How Others Use Your Child
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Assume that everything is public and don't post anything that you wouldn't want the world having access to.
Back to School Photos - Creating Bullying Targets
Back to School Photos - Datamining
"It’s the only way to defend her against facial recognition, Facebook profiling, and corporate data mining."Facebook - one of the most popular sites for parents to upload family pics is more than willing to share your family photos with the world. Did you know Facebook can suggest your "friend" tag you in a picture by scanning and comparing your friend’s pictures with info they’ve put together from your profile pictures and the other photos in which you’ve been tagged? Webb explains, that this means with each photo upload, parents help Facebook merge their child's digital and real worlds. Facebook algorithms analyze the people around your child, references made to them in posts, and over time determine your child's most likely inner circle. Facebook is only one site. Facial recognition technology is used throughout the web. This datamining is used in many different ways including selling you products, selling products to your children, and yes there are those who sell your children's photos.
Back to School Photos - Limiting Your Child's FutureDo you recall how several journalists were blocked from attending a Conservative Party Rally based on photos in their Facebook Profiles? This is just one example of how your child's photos could be used to limit their future potential income. Did you know college admissions counsellors scan a myriad of sites before making their final decisions? Even more insidious are the myriad of apps and websites that use facial recognition to display total biographical information about a person. Yes, Google Glass has spoken out against having an official app, but an unofficial app developed by hackers exists.
Back to School Photos - Do You Know Where Your Child is Advertised?
Back To School Photos - Giving Your Child to Predators
OPP officer Carrie Lanning created an excellent presentation of the Internet - Good Bad and The Dangerous. Part of her presentation, includes showing local students and parents how many clues an innocent photo holds, and how strangers can use that information to lure your child. Here is part of her presentation.
Back To School Photos - How Can You Safely Share Pics with Friends?The safest way to share photos of your children with family and friends may be to process the photos ourselves and share them in person. Remember One Hour Photo?
Is there a safe alternative?
What have you found?
Remember, however, you choose share your children's photos online, once you share photos and videos of your child with someone else, you have little control over what that person does with the photos.
What do think about sharing children's photos online??
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Links to articles mentioned in this post:
- Notice sent to Chief John Hagarty re Twitter account Possible Predator