Don’t Share These Back to School Pictures
School Sign in the Picture
If you are posting a picture that features your child standing in front of their school’s sign, you are sharing with someone where you child goes to school. If you are sharing the picture with only family members or friends that know your child goes there, you may feel comfortable with posting it. If you are sharing the picture with the world, then everyone who sees the picture will know where to find your children.
Backpacks with Your Children’s Names on Them
This has been a concern mentioned to me by a number of readers. Names on backpacks let everyone know your children’s names or preferred nicknames. Their concern wasn’t just for pictures, but for everyday use.
Location Settings Left On When Taking Pictures
Each device you use to take pictures may give you the option to share the location where your picture was taken. If you don’t think you will ever use this setting you can go settings area of your camera, and turn it off. You may find this setting labeled location services or privacy on most devices.
Most social media sites will ask if you want to share the location or block it. I tend to click on block when that pop up comes up!
Home with House Number Displayed
If you don’t have a camera that takes wonderful early morning pictures, you may want to take First Day pictures right after school when you have better lighting. I tried taking before and after school pictures on my son. The after school pictures came out much clearer and prettier than my morning shots. Another bonus was that we weren’t rushing to get in the car and get to school when I took those pictures.
You may read this list of Back to School pictures no-nos and think they are just a little paranoid and over cautious. I admit that they maybe. In this day and age, we just don’t know who is looking at the pictures are a posting. There ways to share pictures with only those you want to see them and many of you may use them. If you do want to share your Back to School pictures online, I hope you will read these Back to School picture no-nos and decide which Back to School pictures that will be best for you and your family share.
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