The RCMP release explains those trendy photos of children holding chalkboard-style back-to-school signs may be perfect for the family photo book, but there are some things you may want to think carefully about before you share them publicly. Ask yourself – are you comfortable with strangers knowing your child’s name and age, where they go to school and what their favourite things are?
Also consider the photo’s setting. A photo on your front step could potentially identify where you live. A snapshot in front of the school’s sign shows where your child is enrolled – and likely to be every day.
If you can’t resist sharing, they suggest limiting the personal information included on props and being mindful of the background of the photo. It might also be a good time to review and update your privacy settings on your social media accounts.
The RCMP wish all students a safe and enjoyable school year.