September 10, 2021

Fox 10 Phoenix: Illinois police warn parents against popular back-to-school photo trend

CHICAGO - With back-to-school in full swing, safety experts and law enforcement are urging parents to be mindful of what they share in regards to a popular social media photo trend with kids – as it could make them easy targets for predators.

On Aug. 8, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office in Woodstock, Illinois, shared an image of Deputy Sherriff Tim Creighton exemplifying a common online theme in which parents post images of their children posing with a sign to celebrate the first day of a new school year...

Donna Rice Hughes is the president & CEO of Enough Is Enough®, a non-profit organization seeking to maximize internet safety for kids, and prevent online exploitation.

Hughes, who is also an internet safety expert, echoed Creighton as she warned families against sharing identifiable information – "even if their social media accounts are set to private," she said...

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