I’ve seen a lot of bloggers document their children’s activities on their blog. It creates, in a way, some sort of a personal connection between the author and the readers because reading the blog makes you feel like you know the child personally (or the parent blogging about her).
But be wary of the information that you share because you’ll never know who’s reading your blog.
I saw some blogs showing complete names of their babies and there was even an instance where the birthdays are even written there (I had a post about greeting my baby on her birthday but it was not posted anywhere near her birth date).
Some think that posting about the schools where they go to, names they call you or other special persons in their lives are harmless too but these are just the kind of information needed by unscrupulous individuals for their dirty tricks and plans.
Have you considered the following risks and dangers for your child?
- Identity theft (yes, babies can be victims to this)
- What-have-you’s – the catch all category for the rest
It need not be just about criminal risks but, about “privacy issues” as well. That picture of her making faces looks cute now but when she’s already a teenager and her peers make fun of that photo that they saw online, she might resent what you did.
Whenever you post anything about your children, think of the possible risks that such information might bring her now and in the future. If you’re not sure, just save that personal information or photo so that by the time she grows up and she wants to create an online persona of her own, all the information and picture that she’ll feel like posting are available.