A safer way to share family photos online

Family photos have been a source of joy since the camera was invented. But in the last year, when families the world over have been separated by Covid-19, they’ve become even more meaningful. 

Countless grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins now rely on digital photos and videos to track the development of young ones they can’t hug right now — or perhaps haven’t even had the chance to meet. 

The question is, where should you share those photos? Increasingly aware of the risks of sharing sensitive images of their children online, many parents justifiably prefer not to use popular social networks for the purpose. The risks of hacking, image scraping, and so on are simply too high.

But other tools, like online storage tools or photo sites, can be difficult or daunting for family members to use. So what’s the solution?

Family photos have been a source of joy since the camera was invented. But in the last year, when families the world over have been separated by Covid-19, they’ve become even more meaningful. 

Countless grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins now rely on digital photos and videos to track the development of young ones they can’t hug right now — or perhaps haven’t even had the chance to meet. 

The question is, where should you share those photos? Increasingly aware of the risks of sharing sensitive images of their children online, many parents justifiably prefer not to use popular social networks for the purpose. The risks of hacking, image scraping, and so on are simply too high.

But other tools, like online storage tools or photo sites, can be difficult or daunting for family members to use. So what’s the solution?

On top of those settings, Memories is protected by industry-standard SSL encryption, to prevent hacks and security breaches, and all content is moderated to ensure that no Timeline ever includes offensive material. 

The bottom line? There’s absolutely no need to worry about who might see your children’s photos or videos on Memories. You control everything — even to the point of deleting comments you don’t like.

The model network

You can think of Memories as a “closed social network”, and that, first and foremost, makes it a great place to be. Interactions are focused on Timelines, so there’s no off-topic discussion. Our members tell us they love Memories’ privacy settings for this reason alone.

But those features have one other significant benefit: they make Memories an excellent place for your young ones to learn how to use a social network. It’s a safe space for them to observe and practice appropriate behaviours modeled by the best examples of all: their own family members.

When children reach a certain age, you can give them access to their own Timeline. Then, as family and friends add photos, videos, and memories, the child can respond to those loved ones directly. 

Imagine Nanna’s delight when your youngest posts a photo of him on her knee at her last birthday. The comment feature lets them chat about that memory right in the app. Likewise, close friends and family can add “good luck” messages for your young one on their first day of school, surrounding the new student with support in what can be a tricky moment.

Each Memory stays online forever, so in the years to come, your child can look back over their Timeline and relive the moments that shaped their lives. Maybe they’ll even create a Timeline for their own children someday.

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