Friday, February 15, 2008

Warning for parents who post their child's pictures on the internet

This should go without saying, but I guess these things wouldn't be happening if parents weren't posting the pics to begin with. Check your Flickr privacy settings and make sure your pics aren't open to every one.

9 comments:

BBC said...

Hum, I'll pass that info on.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

I guess I'm a meanie. Haven't any of these computer dorks heard of EMAIL? Sure Bush sees them, but he doesn't understand what he sees anyway.

From a friend: "Put a picture of your naked ass on Flickr, making sure all your privacy settings are correct. It'll come back to you in a month or less.

Lin said...

Just shows to go ya, doesn't it? We forget that there are some twisted critters out there drooling over little kids.

atp said...

I am quite surprised you didn't tell me about this!

Yes, there is this crossdressing/sissy boy scene, but it generally involves adult males, not small kids.

This was just bizarre.

WW said...

It's that whole, I didn't think it could happen to me thing.
If the parents actually stopped and thought, Hey I'm putting this online, pretty much everyone can see it and do anything they want to it, it probably wouldn't have happened.
I love it how the mom thought this 'culture' didn't really exist, she wasn't sure it existed. She probably knew it did, but once again didn't think it would happen to her, nothing really hits home until it happens to you or someone you know.

*Goddess* said...

Ya know, Dan'l, your friend is probably 100% correct, because I have my privacy settings so that no one can see my pictures and they can't come up in searches, yet every day I get a ton of them showing my cop pics. I couldn't figure out how that was happening.

*Goddess* said...

I never thought about asking you, Alex, but I should have! You know about all these "scenes" that I've never heard of.

*Goddess* said...

Sometimes, too, I think people are really naive about this sort of stuff, WW. I had no idea it existed, but then again I consider it an invasion of privacy to put your child's pic on the web, but that's just my way of thinking. Sometimes it's probably done in innocence. When you have a cute picture, you want to share, not thinking that some people are perverts.

H2o said...

I guess you could say lesson learned.