Thinking of entering your child for the next brand rep search or cute child search?
Consider these questions before sharing any files or information, cautions Brett Lee, an Internet safety expert and speaker, and founder of the Australian-based INESS (Internet Education and Safety Services).
1. Is the organisation running the contest reputable? Where is it based?
2. What are the terms and conditions of the contest? What does the agreement state?
3. What rights are you giving the organisation with regard to how it can or will use your photos, videos and information? How long can they use or hold on to your files and details?
4. Has the organiser put any technical measures in place that may dissuade or prevent others from misusing your files and information?