[Surfnetkids] Photo Sharing

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Photo Sharing

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It’s easy to be overwhelmed by a growing collection of unorganized digital photos. And, as camera resolutions improve, file sizes get bigger, and even emailing pictures to friends and family becomes nearly impossible. Each of today’s picks take a slightly different approach to sharing and managing digital photos, but all of them are free.


Facebook is the social sharing site we either love or love to hate, depending on the time of day. But it is exactly because of its ubiquity that it is a marvelous photo-sharing tool. We can use it on our phones, on our desktops, and even your elderly Aunt Martha has an account. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the privacy settings, where you can share with all your Facebook friends or create family groups to limit photo viewing. Even if your photos are not specifically private, you can choose to create a family group so that your work friends (et cetera) are not overwhelmed with pictures of the family’s newest little darling. Facebook is, however, only for those thirteen and up.


Flickr is one of my all-time favorites for online photo management and sharing, and they recently gave everyone 1000GB of free storage. That’s one terabyte and it’s enough space for more than 500,000 photos. As for separating G-rated photos from the rest, Flickr asks users to categorize their own photos into three content safety levels: safe, moderate or restricted. Users can also set their search preferences to SafeSearch. As with most communities, policing is a public duty, so photos that are incorrectly flagged are usually reported.


Although Instagram is primarily an app for smart phones, it does finally have a website for viewing photos, but not for uploading new ones. There are two ways to limit who can view your Instagram photos and videos. First is to set your account to private so that only approved followers can view them. The second is to individually control who can view an upload by using Instagram Direct. This is a separate tab on the Instagram app, and let’s you choose viewers on a photo-by-photo basis. Unfortunately there is no group sharing, so you will need to name each specific family member each time you share a photo.

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Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Photo Sharing Printable
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