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Avoid These Predator Attracting Hashtags

There is currently a major emphasis on our children’s use of social media. Every day there are news stories about how much time they should be spending online, or when kids should get their own social media accounts.  But did you know that as a parent, you could be causing even more harm?

Avoid these predator attracting hashtags to keep your kids safe online

Most parents will post 1,500 photos of their child before they turn five. While this might seem cute, innocent, and increases “likes”, it can overexpose children by showcasing private moments that they might not like to be shared with a large audience, making them vulnerable to pedophiles and sex offenders. Parents often include hashtags without really understanding how predators are using these to search for our kids.

Avoid these predator attracting hashtags to keep your kids safe online

The actual definition of a hashtag is as follows: A word or phrase preceded by a hash mark (#), used within a message to identify a keyword or topic of interest and facilitate a search for it. Whenever a user adds a hashtag to their post, it’s able to be indexed by the social network and becomes searchable/discoverable by other users.

The reality is that parents probably won’t go back one day and search for a picture using the hashtag they associated with their child’s first steps, first day of school or potty training. But predators do use this search function and could find a photo a parent posted of their child in a cute little bikini or even innocently skinny dipping on a hot summer day.

At Child Rescue Coalition, we have researched and compiled a list of 100+ hashtags that serve as a flag on social media leading predators to pictures of children. Make sure to pause before you post and check out the list, you can download it here.

Predator-Attracting Hashtags

#kidsbathroom

#kidsbedroom

#childbath

#bathchild

#bathtimefun

#splishsplash

#sinkbath

#cleanbabies

#bathtime

#kidsbathtime

#kidsbathtub

#bathtubkids

#cleankids

#kidsbathing

#childbathing

#bathtimebaby

#bathtimefuntime

#toddlerbathtime

#toddlerbathtimefun

#toddlerbath

#toddlerbathhangs

#toddlerbaths

#toddlerbathing

#kidsshowertime

#kidsshower

#kidshowertime

#bikinikids

#kidsbikinis

#kidsswimwear

#babykini

#bikinikidsmodeling

#bikinikidslovers

#kidbikini

#kidbikinis

#toddlerbikini

#toddlerbikinis

#toddlerbikinisrule

#toilettraining

#pottytraining4kids

#pottytrainingguide

#pottytrain

#toilettrain

#startpottytraining

#pottytraining101

#lillootoddlerpotty

#pottytrainingsucks

#nakedkidsclub

#nakedkidsagain

#nakedkidsarehappykids

#cantkeepclothesonhim

#nakedkids

#nakedbaby

#nakedkid

#nakedkiddos

#nakedchild

#nakedchildren

#nakedtoddler

#nakedkidseverywhere

#nakedtoddleralert

#toddlerbaths

#toddlerbathfun

#pottytraining

#potty

#pottytrained

#pottytime

#pottytrainedbefore2

#lovesbeingnude

#skinnybabybooty

#pottydance

#pottydancetime

#pottydanceparty

#pottytrain

#pottytrainingtime

#pottyparty

#pottytrainingfail

#pottytrainingtwins

#nappyfree

#diaperfree

#pottytrainingsuccess

#pottytrainingwoes

#pottytrainingdays

#pottytrainingbootcamp

#pottytrainingboys

#pottylife

#pottytrainingdiaries

#pottytrainingfun

#nudekids

#pottytrainingtime

#pottyparty

#pottytrainingfail

#pottytrainingtwins

#nappyfree

#diaperfree

#sexykids

#sexychildren

#nudechild

#peeingkid

#babypeeing

#sinkchild

#naptime

As parents, it is our responsibility to keep our children out of harm’s way. However, with the expansion of the internet and digital technologies this responsibility has become even more challenging. For more information on Child Rescue Coalition and how to keep kids safe online, visit www.childrescuecoalition.org. And read more posts like this on our education page!

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