Asking Mom Bloggers About Online Privacy Concerns

by Susan

Are you concerned with your own or your children’s privacy online?

Online privacy is a hot topic for mom bloggers, no matter what their niche.

Do you share your kids’ names or do you use nicknames online? Do you post all the newest photos of your family or do you use only stock images? Do you tell everyone where you live or are you guarded about your whereabouts?

How much are you sharing, and how do you think that effects your family’s safety now and in the future?

Here is what a few mom bloggers said when we asked them about online privacy at BlogHer 10:

What About You?

Leave us a comment and let us know how you protect your safety online.

Thanks to Our Five Moms

The fabulous five women in this video are:

Jendi from Simple Vlogging Tips
Dori from My Life in Music
Lisa from When Life Gets In My Way
Caroline from JCaroline
Rachel from Grasping For Objectivity

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Written by 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder Susan.
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Mary McDonnel Snr August 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I protect my online privacy in many ways:

1. I don’t bother with gender fields if it is an option.
2. I never mention my date of birth, city of birth, favorite song or any other uniquely identifying information.
3. I turn off my profile from public view.
4. I change my password and login for every site that requires authentication.
5. I don’t opt in to offers which require extension disclosure of personal info

Perhaps I wanted to add this: It is becoming increasingly common for perpetrators of ID theft perpetrators to use social networking platforms to glean personal information from their victims. Sometimes I see people roll down all their intimate stats on websites; making mention of cities they were born in and their date of births. Many a time, we use these data to request or reset lost passwords from websites so if anyone comes by this information, it could be disturbing. That is why I limit myself about them.

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2 Skye Diaz August 3, 2011 at 1:21 am

I don’t use my children’s names anywhere on my blog, their exact age, or whereabouts. Even myself, I am using a pen name. That is what I wondered about too about other bloggers. I definitely don’t use pictures of them on my blog either. Once they’re online, you have zero control of the images, doesn’t matter how you think you are protecting them online, they are not. My husband also feels strongly about this too so I blog more about my experiences and products I’ve used and leave my family stat’s out as much as possible.

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