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Pause Before Posting “Back-To-School” Pics on Social Media

August 25, 2022

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Portrait Of Smiling Male And Female College Student Friends In Corridor Of Building
Presented by Michigan News

With back-to-school quickly approaching for students across the country, parents stand by, camera ready, to get the best picture they can to capture the moment. Byron Lowers, a research fellow for the School of Information at the University of Michigan, explains why posting back-to-school images could be harmful and why you should think before you post them online. With the threat of potential hackers and predators obtaining privileged information from landmarks and information in the photo and the caption you share along with the picture, Lowers suggests sharing with close family and friends, not the general public.

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