Three out of ten parents upload photos of their children to networks

71% of parents know that images can reach unwanted hands

30% of parents publish at least once a week images or videos in which their children appear through social networks, and one in ten do so four or more times a day, according to a study conducted by McAfee .

On the other hand, half of parents are aware that this fact can cause a problem in the personal safety of children. Among them may carry risks of harassment, kidnapping or cyberbullying. In addition, 58% of them consider that they have the right to upload photographs without the permission of their children.

However, 71% of parents know that images can reach unwanted hands, they are not really aware of the real problems that this can cause. Consent by a child so that content related to him ends up on the Internet is an aspect of which there are still people who are suspicious.

“If the shared images fall into the wrong hands, you can get to subtract sensitive information such as date of birth, home, school or even the full name of the child,” says Francisco Sancho, product manager consumer and mobile of McAfee Spain.

58% of parents believe they have the right to upload any photograph of their child without their permission, while 22% do not consider that minors should be allowed to do so, and 19% say it is a decision that should always be left to adults.

In addition, there are parents who integrate their child into their social networks on a recurring basis, since 30% of them publish a photo or video of their children at least once a day and 12% disseminate a quantity of content up to four times higher.

Some of the adults still do not take into account what it may mean on a psychological level that a child is on the Internet without wanting to, because only 23% are concerned that the child develops anxiety about the publication of a photo and less than four out of ten They think they might embarrass their son.

Posting photos of minors in social networks can pose a risk to the safety of children, 70% of parents publish exclusively this type of content in their private social network accounts.

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