Please Stop Posting Pictures Of Your Children On Social Media: It Is Dangerous: Family Photo Predators

Please Stop Posting Pictures Of Your Children On Social Media: It Is Dangerous: Family Photo Predators

Family photo predators: Tempted to post pictures of your children’s milestones on social media? Gemma did — only to see them stolen and shared in a twisted way that will horrify all parents

  • Many parents plan to share snaps of their child going to school this week
  • Will Geddes says parents are unaware of how their child’s photo may be used
  • He claims school badges in photos can lead predators to your child’s location
  •  Sajid Javid says at least 80,000 paedophiles are active in the UK on social media
  • Experts say back-to-school photos can open up families to burglary
  • Nicola, 33, from Kent recalls her daughter being stalked at just two years old
  • Early September: the time of year when social media feeds are filled with photographs of grinning children wearing spotless uniforms on the first day of the new school year.

    This week, over half — 53 per cent — of UK parents will plan to share snaps of their youngsters on the doorsteps of their homes as they set off to school, attracting comments like: ‘Aw, so cute’ and ‘How time flies.’

    Yet when four-year-old Lucy Lewis starts Reception this week, her mother Nicola won’t be posting any pictures of this milestone moment.

  • When Lucy was just two years old, she was stalked by a stranger who collected all the happy family snapshots Nicola had posted online — and re-posted them on more than ten fake social media accounts, interspersed with shots of a pornographic model of the same name.
    Experts revealed the dangers many parents are unaware of when posting photographs of their children on social media. Gemma Hawkins, 31, (pictured with her children Lilly and Teddy) recalls the shock of discovering images of her son being used without her permission on Instagram

    Experts revealed the dangers many parents are unaware of when posting photographs of their children on social media. Gemma Hawkins, 31, (pictured with her children Lilly and Teddy)

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    Family photo predators: Tempted to post pictures of your children’s milestones on social media? Gemma did — only to see them stolen and shared in a twisted way that will horrify all parents 

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