Emery Law Office January 2019

SOCIALLY SECURE SOCIAL MEDIA REMINDERS FOR PARENTS

2. Limit the nudity. Everyone loves a beach day, but think twice before posting swimsuit or skinny-dipping pictures. Opt to post safer photos, like the family posing prior to fun in the sun. 3. Check your settings. Your privacy settings may be exposing your family to more people than you know, and if you feel the need to share every minute of your child’s day online, making these settings airtight will protect your children and their reputations. 1. Tinybeans.com is a secure photo-sharing website for parents of babies and young children. The digital photo album app allows you to share photos with only the people you choose. 2. Create a separate, secure group on Facebook. Family, friends, or coworkers in closed groups can still fawn over their little ones in a personal, safe setting. Despite the dangers your digital life can elicit, you don’t have to avoid the digital world completely. Social media is still a great tool for families to stay connected, as long as you take precautions. Go ahead and brag about your kids online — just be safe and considerate of your child’s wishes. Consider some of these safe alternatives to regular public posting:

Social media has been making the world smaller than ever. The distance among cross-country relatives and friends shrinks with each post or Skype call. And instant updates from loved ones are particularly valuable during the holidays. That Christmas morning video call means Grandma and Grandpa get to see their grandkids in their new holiday outfits, but so can online predators. According to digital and safety experts, half of the photos filtered onto the darknet are stolen from parents’ social media accounts. If these predators are privy to your photos, they’re also able to snag your location and other sensitive information, putting you and your children at physical risk as well. On a less disturbing note, social media content is permanent. Even after you delete a post or a photo, it leaves a digital footprint that could follow your child throughout their education and could even affect job interviews or future relationships. It’s still possible for you to foster a sense of privacy in the digital age, but it’s important to respect what your child deems private information. After all, it’s their future. Consider these rules before you share. 1. Ask your child’s permission. If they can speak, then they can speak for themselves. Children love to see photos of themselves, but they may also be aware of what they are and aren’t comfortable with, even at a young age.

TO HELP YOU BRAVE THE WINTER WEATHER FREE ICE SCRAPERS FROM EMERY LAW OFFICE

The handle expands and contracts, allowing you to wipe your entire windshield without having to do laps around your vehicle. We’ll be giving away five scrapers for free anytime it snows, hails, or sleets this winter. All you have to do is show up at our office whenever there is precipitation. We’ll post on our Facebook page (Facebook.com/ EmeryLawOffice) every time a giveaway begins, but by reading this newsletter, you’ll get a head start on the competition. Nobody should brave the winter roads without a clean windshield. If your scraper could use an upgrade, be sure to stop by our office the next time the weather’s rotten.

A good ice scraper is one of those things you realize the value of the second you don’t have one. Trying to clear frost and ice off your car with a substandard scraper is like trying to clean your floor with a toothbrush — it may work eventually, but it’s going to be a hassle to get the job done. In an effort to make the Kentuckiana winter a little less pesky for our clients, we’ll be giving away deluxe telescoping ice scrapers every time there is inclement weather. Our scrapers come equipped with everything you need to get your car ready for the road. One end is a heavy-duty brush; the other is a high-quality scraper.

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