Today’s topic will be safety issues when posting photos online. I told a fellow blogger I would do this post, so I am😄! In my previous post👇
I mentioned that their could be safety hazards that can come with posting photos online. I believe their is good and bad consequences that come along with a lot of things we do. It’s not just with posting photos, but in life in general. So posting pictures online is no exception. I didn’t want to just say it can be “dangerous” because who am I, right? Lol! That’s why I’m going to give you real life examples. The following information come from NYdailynews.com.
Stories of people’s online photos being used for nefarious purposes are easy to find: A soldier’s photo was stolen off MySpace, posted by scam artists under a fake Match.com account and used to con one woman out of thousands of dollars. One blogger found her family’s photo being used as an advertisement in the Czech Republic. Another mother’s photo of her 4-year-old was pulled off Flickr and posted on a Brazilian social networking site where it was rated for “sexiness.”The convenience of sharing photos with friends (and non-friends) through social networking sites and blogs is undeniable. Unfortunately, so are the dangers. Not only can photos be stolen and used by strangers, but many photos, especially those taken by phones or devices with GPS technology, contain tags that reveal exactly where the photos were snapped. In other words, if a parent takes a photo of his or her child playing at home and then posts it online, it’s possible for strangers to know exactly where they live.(kimberly Palmer/Nydailynews.com)
Does this sound scary? It does to me! But wait, I’ll give you percentages so you can make your OWN judgement on if this is something that concerns you.
- 21% of internet users have had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over without their permission.
- 12% have been stalked or harassed online.
- 11% have had important personal information stolen such as their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information.
- 6% have had their reputation damaged because of something that happened online.
- 6% have been the victim of an online scam and lost money.
- 4% have had something happen online that led them into physical danger.
Soooo…….you can be the judge. But, these charts do prove that the problem do exist. Posting pictures on your blog can bring life and a personal touch. But , like with everything else, it can come with consequences. That’s why we have to use smart judgement on what we post and don’t post. I wonder if it would be useful to protest against thieves😕. Anyway,
My points for this post is the following:
- Most things in life have good and bad consequences
- Posting pictures online is no exception
- The problem of theft do exist
- You have to decide if it is a risk for you
- Always try and make smart judgement
Discussion- Do you post a lot of pictures online? Does this information concern you? Do you think safety should be a concern? Remember, there’s no reason to be rude. This is supposed to be a stimulating and fun conversation amongst us bloggers!😊 Reply in Comment Section below!👇
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