Pictures, Pictures. Pictures. Oh my!
Unfortunately we live in a world where there are some who want to cause harm - sometimes very serious harm. While we do enjoy a lower crime rate than the south side of Chicago, we do have criminals in the area who would not think twice about hurting the ones we should protect - our children.
So, why would anyone post so many photos of the their family on the Statesboro Herald community pages for all to see? It's a risky proposition. You are trading a few conveniences over safety.
For one, the photos can be viewed by anyone for free and without a username. No additional website to remember either. This is where the threat lies.
To post with their name attached (as opposed to a more anonymous username) can only throw an unwarranted item into the mix.
I am glad no harm has come to the people involved. I hope it stays that way too.
Should we not be more proactive? While the Herald may not be liable for any harm done as a result of the postings, we as members of the community should practice better security control while interacting with the Herald.
I say all of this as a previous graduate of the Statesboro Citizens Police Academy, a current criminal justice & sociology student at Georgia Southern, and someone with over 30+ years in the information technology field.
There are alternative websites where a person can manage the list of authorized viewers for themselves. They will allow you to control who can view the photos - and who can't.
Now, Walkie is wondering why a family member or friend has not worked with a few individuals about the items I have mentioned here. If this sparks a debate, so be it. It has been said in love for my fellow humanity.
Post what and where as you see fit. Just take an additional moment to be careful about it. That is all I am saying here.
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