• Some children are crafted to become brands right after their birth, hence parents create social media pages for them.

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Many Millenial parents have found it cool to share pictures and videos of their children online. 

Others have even gone to an extent of opening social media accounts specifically for children. 

In the social media age, this happens to be a good platform for celebrity parents to earn extra money. 

Some children are crafted to become brands right after their birth, hence parents create social media pages for them. 

Most Kenyan celebrities post pictures of their children online but hide their faces until they grow to a certain age. 

Recently, Willis Raburu's baby mama complained of online hate towards her son. 

In as much as posting a child's photos and videos online may sound cool and profitable, there is a bad side to this. 

These are some of the risks of posting videos and photos of your child online;

The child's identity might be stolen. This happens when someone takes your child's photo and uses them as their own. Such people will give your child a new identity and use it for their own purposes. 

Also, the child will be exposed to Social Media bullying. People might make mean comments about the photos and videos you post online.

Some people might use the information to make fun insult, and even bully your child after they grow older. 

Because of such risks, you should consider the following before posting them online

1. Have good privacy settings on your phone. 

2. For older children, get permission to post them online. 

3. Do not reveal your locations and routines. 

4. Do not give personal information.

5. Avoid posting them in embarrassing situations.

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