Attention Parents: Don’t Share This Dangerous Info in Back to School Pictures
There's still a little time before Back to School starts here in Ocean County, but this message is important to share before all the new school year pictures pop up on Facebook.
If you have friends who live outside of New Jersey as I do, you've probably already started to see the 1st Day of School pictures flooding your social media. It's adorable to see kids getting ready to start a new year. You're proud of your kids growing up and starting a new phase of their lives, and that's okay! But, as innocent as those pictures may seem, they could cause more harm than good.
Over the weekend, I came across a post from our neighbors in South Jersey - the Cherry Hill Police Department, who shared some tips on how you can share your children's first-day pictures while keeping them safe. The Cherry Hill Police Department also mentioned that these kinds of pictures can not only put your child at risk with predators, but you could also be giving away information about your passwords and sensitive information.
They warn not to include your child's school, teacher's name, age, grade, hobbies, and more. Check out the full post below:
So, before you post those back-to-school pictures, be smart, and leave out unnecessary information that can put your family at risk!