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Watch| Experts Warn Parents About Posting Kids’ Photos Online Due To Kidnapping Concerns

The issue of cyberbullying is a growing concern globally. Unesco has highlighted that school violence and bullying, including cyberbullying,

With the new school academic year just days away, parents are eagerly preparing for their children’s first day of school.

However, cybersecurity experts are warning parents against sharing or posting photos of their children online, as it could compromise their safety and reveal critical details about them.

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Adrian Standford, the Southern African Chief Technology Officer at cybersecurity company ESET, emphasizes the potential risks of sharing photos online. While it may seem harmless at first, posting photos of children on their first day of school can inadvertently expose personal information.

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Standford explains, “When you post online, you are effectively removing some elements of privacy from your children’s lives. We never quite know how our children might feel about this in the future. They might find the content embarrassing, or it might lead to them being a victim of cyberbullying. There is a lot of bad things that can happen.”

The issue of cyberbullying is a growing concern globally. Unesco has highlighted that school violence and bullying, including cyberbullying, affect many children and adolescents worldwide. By sharing photos of their children online, parents unknowingly contribute to the potential risks associated with cyberbullying.

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In today’s digital age, where technology advances rapidly and the number of kidnappings increases, it is crucial for parents to prioritize their children’s safety. This means refraining from sharing photos of their children online, especially on social media platforms. Instead, parents should focus on creating a safe and secure environment for their children’s online presence.

As the new school year begins, let us all be mindful of the potential risks involved in sharing photos of children online. By safeguarding their privacy and protecting their personal information, we can help ensure a safer and more secure digital future for our children.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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