Everyone shares photos of their kids on social media, right?
But have you really considered the consequences of your actions?
Here are the questions you need to ask yourself before posting the next photo of your child online.
Is there anyone in the universe who shouldn't see this about your child, now or in the future?
According to Healthy Children, if the answer is yes, don't post it.
"It has been suggested that 50 percent of images shared on paedophile sites have been taken from parents' social media sites,” says researcher and author of 'Raising Your Child in a Digital World', Dr Kirsty Goodwin. “We lose full control of where our kids' photos end up when we share them online."
Also, are you revealing embarrassing information that may be taken out of context and misappropriated by others?
Is this something you want to be part of your child's digital footprint?
According to Healthy Children, "nothing online is completely private, and everything is permanent."
3. Would you want someone to share it about you?
"Parents are posting their kids' life on social media and curating that on their behalf,” explains Dr Goodwin.
Ask yourself if you are causing your child embarrassment now - or in the future.
What should you be doing?
1. Ask for your child's permission first. "And if they aren't old enough, make sure the father or anyone else involved gives you consent," Goodwin says.
2. Use WhatsApp as an alternative to more open forums like Facebook or Instagram.
3. Upgrade your privacy settings so only family and friends can access your account, and avoid tagging your location or giving away personal information.
4. Limit the exposure of your child. Try to post less frequently, and consider not showing their entire face in the photo.