Geotagging and Instagram

It became apparent to me a wee while back that my daughter who’s 16 uses Instagram and has been geotagg’ing her whereabouts to her pictures. It was my partner that pointed out her images may provide a direct route for strangers to find out her ‘almost’ exact position. I checked and yes I can quite easily follow her movements and scarily I can work out where she lives.

On learning this I made sure she changed her settings. The reason behind the geotagging issue is down to the software upgrade and the settings changing to Public with the onus on the user to turn off geotagging. This now makes the child’s photographs public silently.

So for any pertinent parent I would check your child’s Ipad, Iphone etc. and make sure the settings are not set to public.