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What to know before posting a photo of your kids on social media

Vox: “Some studies suggest that kids will have over 1,000 photos of them on social media before they’re 5 years old. But posting cute pictures of your children online can make their images vulnerable to pornographic use or identity theft. So even if your social media settings are set to private, all it takes is for somebody to take a screenshot of that picture and then repost it in a public-facing way or for somebody to have crept into your social circle under false pretenses. So you think you’re sharing with a closed community and you’re really not. I really do worry about thinking we’re keeping something private when actually we’re broadcasting it to thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people…”

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