To share or not to share?
There is some content that is probably fine for children to share, such as information about their hobbies and interests. Or, as long as they have permission, it’s usually OK for them to post pictures of family and friends.
Some children may also spend time talking to other players while gaming online. Conversations about the game are fine as long as they don’t share any personal information.
Information that should not be shared online includes:
- Addresses (e.g., home, school)
- School name
- Phone number(s)
Children who post these items online may have their identities stolen, become victims of an online scam or have their computers or online accounts hacked.