Maybe you have a favorite (and by favorite I mean most inane AND insane) parenting safety tip. My current fave, clipped from the LoveAndMarriageBlog, is an article tied to the first day of school. It lists all the photos you should never share on social media, including:
*Any picture of your kid in front of the school where you can see the school’s name.
*Your kid clutching a “school notebook or folder” that includes the school’s name.
*A school supply list with the school’s name (surely a popular pic)
All because some creep online will see your irresistible moppet, search for clues as to his/her whereabouts, figure out where he/she attends school and immediately book a flight across the country (or possibly world) to come and get him/her. Okay, if there is an unhinged ex-spouse involved, do what you must. But otherwise…
Anyway, my favorite tip from that piece?
Photos With The School Bus
Standing next to the bright yellow school bus is a pretty fun and iconic photo. Make sure when posting online, you don’t post any picture that has numbers on it. Those black letters on the side of the bus are identifying markers and you definitely don’t want anyone knowing what bus your kid comes home on. This also includes photos near the back of the bus that show the license plate.
Have you seen any advice that tops this? If so, please share! – L.