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Protecting Your Privacy: Are You Exposing Your Children to Predators?

The gist of the video is this: if you aren’t careful ANYONE can find you via the geo tagging that is automatically done on the majority of phones!  That means your kid could be found, wherever they are from a snap of a pic!  I love social media, but people being able to hunt down my kids and loved ones is not okay!

There are any number of predators within miles of pretty much any location, not to mention everywhere we go.  This little piece of knowledge could be enough to keep a predator from getting to your child, or to someone else’s.

There are few things that we can do to keep our children safe, this is one of those things.  In an ideal world, no child would ever be in danger and predators would cease to exist.  Unfortunately, that’s not the reality.

Take a few moments and do this small thing to help keep the biggest, most priceless pieces of your life a little bit safer.  If you want and can’t find a how to on stopping your phone from geo-tagging, let me know and I will help ya look.  😀  In general, check the settings in the camera app first.  😀  Hopefully the ones below will help you!

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Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I am now learning to navigate life as a single woman. Turns out, it's not all about husband and children. Who knew? So, I'm on a journey of self discovery. I have 5 children, 3 of which are married, 5 2 are in Heaven (my beautiful baby Acadia Reign and my Diva Princess Tara Elizabeth), and 7 grandchildren! Plus, a ton of fabulous nieces and nephews! My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. Or at least it was, now I'm learning who I really am, beneath all of the busy family life. It's an adventure to be sure. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

10 thoughts on “Protecting Your Privacy: Are You Exposing Your Children to Predators?

  • I totally hear you on this one. Which makes me apprehensive about sharing pictures of my own children and location. And I usually don’t share pictures when I am at an event. It’s just crazy to think how our world isn’t always beautiful and safe. Thanks for sharing!

    • It is crazy and I hate that part of it! I don’t typically share while I’m at an event either, for that reason. I wrote this post to help make sure everyone knew to turn off the geolocation on their photos. It’s far too easy to feel secure in our world and end up shooting ourselves in the foot! Thank you for sharing with us!

  • I had no idea!! I don’t have any young ones at home now, but I don’t want someone being able to find me or any of my friends and loved ones! I will be sharing this and thank you so much!!

  • This is scary stuff! I just bought my very first smartphone a few months ago so I’m still learning how it works. I agree with Michele, there has to be a way for the manufacturers to eliminate it –

    • Welcome to the world of smart phones! Once you get here, it’s impossible to go back! LOL. What kind did ya get? I currently have a Samsung Galaxy SIII and I think it’s the greatest phone I’ve ever had!

  • i have always turned the location service of my camera off so thankfully they are not traceable

    • Kaycee

      Me too! I’ve been surprised at how many people didn’t know to do that though!

  • That is a pretty frightening thought that kids or anyone really can be found with a cell phone–there must be a way for the manufacturers to put strong precautions or eliminate it entirely.

    • I think they expect consumers to know these things. I learned of it because my husband is in IT. It’s terrifying and an easy fix!


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