The other day I had a rude awakening. I realized just how vulnerable I am: how vulnerable we all are, really.
In the tech world privacy is an issue that’s always on our minds. From a general concern about what info companies gather and how they use it, to the recent Facebook data-collection scandal, the issue of privacy is something we’ll continue to wrestle with for years to come.
As adults, we expect to be fighting this battle over our personal information, but when it comes to the privacy of our children there is no gray area where the law is concerned.
Remember the days of film cameras? If you wanted to take professional quality pictures you needed to lug around a heavy camera with the biggest, most expensive, lense. Then you carefully set up your shot and blindly snapped your pictures.
The you had to wait for the film to be developed before you could see if your effort paid off in a photo to remember or one for the trash can.
Today, we each have a top-of-the-line camera right inside our phone. The resolution is great, you have zoom and lighting features, and you don’t have to wait for film to be developed to see how your pictures turned out.
With a camera always at our fingertips, we have gone photo crazy. Snapping pictures of our cat, the food we ordered from the food truck, and our kiddies in the bubble bath.