Here is a list of the back to school photos you should not post online, plus one other important safety tip!
Summer is sadly coming close to an end again and the excitement of back to school time is starting to swell.
I know on the very first day your camera batteries will be charged and you’ll have a fresh memory card waiting to take all those fun beginning of the year photos. But I want to remind you as you go to post them online, the few you should keep to yourself. (affiliates included)
As much as I believe in the goodness of people, there are bad ones out there, too and there are certain things I’d like to keep from them.
Of course, all of these pictures are perfect for your photo albums and memory books, but there are a few that only need to be seen in those places; never on the internet.
Photos That Show Your House Number
I know, most of the people that you are Facebook friends with know exactly where you live. But, photos don’t just stay on Facebook and Instagram, they also make their way to Google and Pinterest and all over the internet. They can go far, quick and you never, ever want your kids picture with their address on it roaming the world wide web.
Photos That Show What School Your Kid Goes To
This is any photo that shows people where your kid goes to school. Again, do all your friends know already? Yep, but the rest of the world doesn’t. This includes:
- the sign on the front of the building
- school notebook or folder
- supply shopping list
- registration form
Photos With The School Bus
Standing next to the bright yellow school bus is a pretty fun and iconic photo. Make sure when posting online, you don’t post any picture that has numbers on it. Those black letters on the side of the bus are identifying markers and you definitely don’t want anyone knowing what bus your kid comes home on. This also includes photos near the back of the bus that show the license plate.
Photos With Other Peoples Kids In Them
This is tricky sometimes, I get it. But the question you want to ask yourself is do you want other people posting photos of your kids online? I’m not referring to friends and family, heck they do that all the time and it’s fine. I mean people you don’t know and are not friends with. If there is a clearly identified kiddo that you don’t know personally, don’t post it online. Blurred kids in the background are OK.
So take as many photos as your heart desires, the first day of school is so exciting! Just remember to take a little precaution when you post them online.
One More School Safety Tip
For the little ones, don’t put their name on the back pack! Only an initial.
How To Make A School Memory Binder
Do you keep a lot of your kids school papers? I do and making these binders has given me the freedom to get rid of random papers and just keep our favorites and things that are special to us. Go check it out.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.