Back-to-school photos are fun to share online, but you may be giving more information out than you realize.

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A Popular Trend Online

Now, I grew up in the 90s so there wasn't social media back then, but since I've gotten older I've seen many friends and family members sharing sweet photos of their kiddos on their first day of school. When the new school year starts, it's a fun right of passage. Many like to take a picture with their child holding up a sign with information on it, things like their school name, their teacher's name, etc... while this is fine for your own personal photo collection, this is information you'll definitely want to think twice about before posting it online.

Viral Post Sheds Light on Internet Dangers

With back-to-school photos being so popular, it's important to be aware of what information about your child you are putting out on the internet. You may think you're just posting a cute photo for friends and family to see, but you may also unintentionally be sharing information about your child with predators too.


A viral Facebook post from the Carver County Sheriff's Office shared a post that has gone viral, warning parents about digital safety.

With school right around the corner…
Think before you share: Back to School Photos

Back to school photos often reveal personal information about your child. School name, grade, age, and identifying features, etc. - these can all be used by predators and scammers.
No matter your privacy setting or friends, it’s best to keep personal information to a minimum.
Have a fun and safe school year!
This is a great reminder to keep in your back pocket for this school year.  Share your back-to-school photo if you want to, but make sure you don't share any personal information about your child while doing it.

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