According to a recent study, all the personal information shared online on social media websites can be stolen or repeatedly re-shared, that dangerously ends up in the hands of pedophiles or identity thieves which can be harmful to the poster in the long run.
I know the title of this article is not appropriate but that’s all I could do to grab your attention to read this important report. According to a new independent study it was found out that sharing your personal information over the World Wide Web be it in any form can ultimately harm the web poster as that information can be stolen or repeatedly re-shared, that dangerously ends up in the hands of pedophiles or identity thieves, this basically happens in the case of kids whose pics are unknowingly shared by their parents in order to show love but that love can make your kid become someone’s next target if gone in wrong hands.
It is found out that many parents tend to share their children’s pics online tagging #love or anything like that but wait have you ever thought that all your posts are ultimately going to enter the world wide web which is free to all up to some extent, every kind of people access it for their own personal motive and that motive can be anything. If some wrong person gets hands over some personal pics of your family then what would happen? Ever thought of that?
Bahareh Keith who is the Assistant Professor at the University Of Florida College Of Medicine has same thoughts on this topic like mine. He states, “The amount of information placed in the digital universe about our children in just a few short years is staggering, When we share on social media, we must all consider how our online actions affect our children’s well-being, both today and long into the future,”
He also advised to never share “undressed” pictures of their children in any state and should never tell their actual location in any post.
Stacey Steinberg who is the Law Professor at University of Florida Levin College of Law states something related. She states, “Even more likely, the child might one day want to have some privacy and control over his or her digital identity. Untangling the parent’s right to share his or her own story and the child’s right to enter adulthood free to create his or her own digital footprint is a daunting task.”
Stay safe while surfing the web as you don’t know who is on the other end of the same connection.