We are so proud of our kids and the sweet things they do, and social media makes it so much easier to show the whole world just how wonderful and beautiful our little ones are.
But while it’s true that your little one looks totally adorable in that new dress, or frolicking on the beach in Bali in her little polka dotted two-piece swimsuit, it’s best to keep certain moments, and pictures private.
By doing this, you’re sparing your child of potential future embarrassment should she find out you posted ‘that’ photo of her in the bathtub on Facebook.
But more importantly, you’re protecting her from the very real and very frightening danger of online predators.
To give you some context, a horrifying 2012 report by WND’s Chelsea Schilling revealed a group of Facebook users who promoted and shared child pornography using their own Facebook accounts and other Facebook groups.
In 2016, this same danger is still very real.
So take note mums and dads. Here are 6 types of pictures of children* you should not be posting on social media.
*Please note that the images used in this gallery are from a subscription-based image bank, and are used to highlight each point raised in the gallery. This means the childrens' parents have approved the use of these images by those who have subscribed to this image bank.
**Images in this gallery were updated on 29/07/2016 in keeping with highlighting the key message of this gallery and after taking our readers' comments into consideration.