Beware of oversharing photos of your children online

16/10/2023 | The New York Times

A recent article in The New York Times (£) discusses the risks associated with sharing pictures and videos of children online. As new technologies emerge, the risk of invasion of privacy and misappropriation of online content of children becomes a more urgent issue. One 35-year-old TikTok star stopped posting pictures of her children online after a video of her young daughter dancing attracted millions of views and creepy comments from strangers. She scrubbed her children's images from the internet and joined the group of TikTokers, encouraging fellow parents not to post about their children publicly. However, she later discovered that her efforts to hide her children's faces from the internet were unsuccessful.

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