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By Julie of Everyday Happiness
This post was really hard for me to write. I didn’t want to, but I felt like I had to.
I’ve been reading and talking to friends lately about the topic of watermarking your baby pictures. I mean, it’s hard not to want to immediately upload a hilarious picture of your cutie patootie with carrots all over his face or the adorable sweet bath time (shoulders up) picture of your little one. But the sad, sad truth is that there is a risk when you do that, no matter what social privacy settings you have.
When I started writing on my blog (and opened up my social sites), I knew there was risk in exposing myself and my family. Shep, my child, didn’t get to make that choice, and yet his face is plastered all over my site. What if 15 years from now he tells me one of the girls in school found a baby picture of him crying about a pine cone?
That’s one concern.
The other concern is way more serious and scary. It’s the topic of baby role-playing.
Yes, this is a real thing.
Sickos will find your baby’s picture online and then create fake accounts with captions as though your baby is theirs. It gets even worse, and if you want to read about this growing threat, many sites like Fast Company and Fox News have reported on the topic.
So what can you do to protect your family and still share your memories and LOL moments with friends and family?
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As a new mother, Julie combines her love of writing and the adventures of parenthood on her blog, Everyday Happiness. Julie enjoys spending time with her husband, Clint, their son, an adventurous one-year-old named Shepard, and their dog Cooper. Stay in touch on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.