Most cameras (especially the ones on our phones) have geotagging and targeting on them. Which means that along with the photo, your camera records your exact location on the earth when your photo is taken. So what happens when you post those photos online?
Check out this clip:
Technology is awesome. But we need to be smart. And even more, if you’ve got kids on Facebook or engaging online, they need to know this too. I tell parents all of the time to “BE WHERE YOUR KIDS ARE!”. So if you’ve been avoiding Facebook (and I know many people who are) it’s time you set up an account so you know how it works. I’ve seen too many teenagers with their cell phones, addresses and photos available on Facebook to the general public because they don’t know enough to set up their privacy settings appropriately.
Here is a great post about Facebook privacy settings: How to Go Completely Invisible on Facebook
Scary stuff – but as with everything else – information is power. Make sure you understand how to keep your information and YOUR KID’S information safe.
And yes . . . my mom sent me this video.