privacy, for younger kids…


reality check : photos and info shared on socials could show up in search algorithms for years to come

most par­ents who post pho­tos, videos and details of their kids on social media do so simply because they’re proud of their offspring and want an easy way to share with rel­a­tives and friends 

but while chil­dren might not give any thought to what their par­ents share about them on socials now, that may not stay true as they grow older.  oversharing creates a very public, digital footprint that they might not want when they grow up.  at around 5 years old, chil­dren start to devel­op a sense of them­selves as indi­vid­u­als and how the rest of the world per­ceives them.  they may start to feel embar­rassed about what their par­ents post and pri­va­cy becomes more of a con­cern.  it is after all, their personal content, so they should be in control of who sees it and also, who owns it

it’s dif­fi­cult, if not impos­si­ble, to con­trol infor­ma­tion once it’s post­ed online.  you can’t pre­vent any­one from tak­ing a screen­shot of your post and sharing it beyond your reach, some­times turning up on dis­turb­ing web­sites and forums.  this isn’t as uncom­mon as you might think.  accord­ing to an Australian study of one such website, about half of the 45 mil­lion images of children on their site were tak­en directly from social media profiles.  it’s also easy to overlook that some posts have lit­tle indi­ca­tors that can help iden­ti­fy where a child lives, plays or goes to school

thinking about what you post and who can see it has never been more important, so as well as a hidden timeline and sharing memories privately with chosen connections in-app, rewind allows for memories to be shared externally, in the form of view-only weblinks, that you can set to expire after a time period of your choosing for added privacy

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