Children’s Privacy: Australian police warn parents back-to-school photos, including with kids in uniforms can present a risk for “grooming”

As children in Australia head back to school, the Australian Federation of Police (AFP) issued a reminder that posting pictures with names, information about locations, house photos, and even having kids dressed in their school uniforms can make them vulnerable to predators. Clues to a child’s identity, or about where they live or go to school can be utilized by sex offenders to befriend and gain the trust of children, making them more vulnerable to abduction or abuse.