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Jakarta Post

Privacy first, please

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, November 16 2019   /  01:23 am

People love to share — or show off — happy moments on their social media accounts, including their children’s activities, even while they are underage.Social media platforms Facebook and Instagram require everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account. But in Indonesia, some parents — regular people or influencers — create accounts for their children to “keep track of the memories” as their children grow up, as we have reported previously. Their intention may only be to share the children they adore with the world. However, they may not realize the hidden threat of oversharing their children’s pictures.The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has recorded an increasing number of instances of child pornography and child-exploiting cybercrime, such as bullying, since 2014. The reported cases reached 679 last year.The Sydney Morning Herald qu...