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Parents urged over online images
26 May 2015 18:06
Researchers have claimed that some parents are sharing more than 900 images of their children online before the children's fifth birthday, despite many not checking their social network privacy settings.
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On average, 973 photos are posted online by parents before their children turn five, despite 17% of parents admitting they had never checked privacy settings.
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Facebook is the most common platform for photo-sharing, with 53% of the 2,000 parents surveyed saying they have uploaded images of their children on the site.
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Instagram was second with 14%, and more than one in ten (125) of parents uploaded images of their chidren to Twitter.
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Facebook enables users to limit who can see what they post to the site by tweaking privacy settings between public and private.
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The research also claimed that 46% of those surveyed had only checked their settings once or twice.
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The research was carried out by online safety site The Parent Zone on behalf of the UK safety campaign Knowthenet.
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