Minnesota Public Radio’s Tom Weber and Manda Lille recently asked, “is sharing caring?” What should parents consider before sharing information about their child online?
Among the tips from PlayWell: (1) Turn off the location settings on your phone before taking pictures that you’ll post online. That’ll help ensure that when you post that the cute picture of your child, you’re not also inadvertently sharing their location. (2) Check your privacy settings to ensure that your photos are seen by your family and friends. (3) Ask your child for permission before you post. Sure, your child may be too young to understand what posting on social media is all about, but this is an opportunity to model good online behavior, and to start teaching your child that posting online is a decision, and one that should be made thoughtfully, with respect for those you are posting about.
For more tips from PlayWell and Susan Walker, director of Parent and Family Education at the University of Minnesota, check out the full story.
When building an app or website, consider more than just your own privacy practices. After all, you’re probably getting support from companies that provide everything from hosting to analytics services. These third parties have their own business models, and some of them may not be able to comply with the legal requirements for children’s products. What should you know about third parties and staying on the right side of compliance rules? Start here.