New Facebook feature for your child's privacy
An automatic warning feature for parents.
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It's possible to protect your child's privacy online if you're cautious about what your post and how.  

But sometimes parents occidentally forget to check their privacy settings and it's just as easy for a status update or photo to be made public.

Read more: Teens need to check Facebook privacy settings

New changes on Facebook's settings will now warn parents when the pictures they post of their children on Facebook could potentially be made visible to the public.

Before a photo is about to be made public, Facebook will alert the user that a potential risk of people outside of your friend's list will be able to view the image. 

According to Jay Parikh, Facebook's vice president of engineering, an estimated two billion photographs are uploaded every day on Facebook. 

The new feature will also pick up when an image has already accidentally been made public and notify the user. 

Until the feature is active, take a look at how to ensure that your Facebook privacy has been set to limit the public from viewing your content: 

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