The Child Rescue Coalition recently shared a list of more than 100 common hashtags that pedophiles search to find photos of children online.
Some of these include #bathtime, #pottytraining and #bathtimebaby.
“As parents, it is our responsibility to keep our children out of harm’s way,” the colation said. “However, with the expansion of the internet and digital technologies, this responsibility has become even more challenging.”
“The places child predators lurk and gather information are greater than ever,” the coalition said. “They have poisoned certain social sharing platforms, digital apps, and even video games.”
The coalition urges parents to ask themselves the following questions when posting about their child:
- What am I sharing this?
- Would I want someone else to share an image like this of me?
- Would I want this image of my child viewed and downloaded by predators?
- Is this something I want to be part of my child’s digital life?
“Once you’ve posted your child’s photo, you can’t have total control over it, so think twice about sharing something that may seem cute or innocent,” the coalition said.