Dangers of geotagging and how to prevent them

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Dangers of geotagging and how to prevent them

Geotagging is a process by which we add our location to a specific picture, so if you take a picture with your smart phone in front of your home, then that picture gets uploaded to a online web album, that location is going to be associated with that picture. Now, while this may be great when you're traveling through Europe and visiting lots of different cities, it'll keep you organized, it's not necessarily the best thing to do if you're standing in front of your home with a five year old child. It's eventually going to draw the wrong kind of attention. It's simple to turn off. Go to your smart phone and find your settings. Then you're going to go to locations and the camera setting, and you're going to turn off geotagging. It's as simple as that.

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Lori Getz, M.A.

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Since 2004 Lori has worked as an Instructional Technologist in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and is certified by isafe.org as an Internet Safety Specialist. In September 2008 Lori founded Cyber Education Consultants and began speaking to students, parents, and educators about Internet safety, security and ethics.  Since that time Lori has reached out to Internet users across the world!  Her mission is simple- to help bridge the gap between a young generation of digital natives and their parents and teachers. 

Today, Cyber Education Consultants provides workshops, professional development and consulting services to more than 100 schools across the country.

Lori is an educator, mother, and Internet safety expert.  She has appeared on the "Dr. Phil Show," "Today," "HLN," “Dr. Drew” and several other local news and radio programs (including the Ryan Seacrest show on KIIS FM).  She often lectures live, speaking to parents, teachers and students. Lori has been published in several areas including as an online expert for momlogic.com and kidsinthehouse.org.  Most recently was featured in Rachel Simmons’ new edition of “Odd Girl Out” and Lucie Hemmen’s, Ph.D “Parenting a Teen Girl.” She is currently working with the “I Have a Plan” series to develop a children’s book on online safety.  Her insight comes from both her professional and personal life working with children, tweens and teens.  


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