(WYTV) – Hashtags are a fun way to get engagement on a social media post or connect with similar posts, but a national organization has a warning for parents who post images of their children online.
The non-profit Child Rescue Coalition published a new report with common hashtags that they say pedophiles search for online. These reported hashtags canvas social media for images of young children.
Some of these hashtags include #bathtime, #naptime, #cleanbabies, #bikinikids and #pottytrain.
The study also found that 90% of children have been featured on social media by the age of two, and 89% of parents have not checked their privacy settings in more than a year.
The group advises that parents should pause before they post and consider how the images of their children might fall into the wrong hands.
For more information and a full list of the hashtags, visit www.childrenrescuecoalition.org.