A few clicks is all it takes for parents to share photos of their children's latest outing with friends across the world, but there are many things adults should bear in mind before they actually press send.
To avoid violating the rights not only of their own children but also those of other people in the pictures, parents should ask themselves the following questions, according to the EU Internet safety initiative Klicksafe.
– Does my child agree with me posting the photo, if they are old enough to have an opinion on the issue?
– Is my child fully dressed, and are they not in an awkward situation?
– Do other parents or guardians of the children in the photo consent to me posting it?
– Would I find it acceptable for such a picture of me as a child to be available on the Internet today?
– Are other people recognisable in the photo, and do I have their permission to share the picture?
– Is there anything in the background that could upset other people? — dpa