Psychologist's warning to parents sharing back to school photos of children

By Matt Janes & James Rodger

A psychologist has issued a warning to any parent or caregiver sharing back to school photos of their children.

Dr Jessica Taylor, the founder of Victim Focus, tweeted: "'Thank you so much to all of the parents who have posted pics of their kids in their uniforms, so I can now pinpoint where they are, claim to know them, wait outside their schools, claim to know their friends & groom them...' is what I would say if I was a perpetrator. THINK!"

The warning was aimed at parents who post proud back to school photos, reports MyLondon.

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Dr Taylor added that parents who won't allow their children to upload photos of themselves on to the internet should question why they themselves are doing it.

In 2019 Dr Taylor received her doctorate in forensic psychology from the University of Birmingham, and has since qualified as a chartered psychologist.

She was formerly a senior lecturer in forensic and criminal psychology at the University of Derby and has authored a number of books including Why Women are Blamed for Everything, which sold 10,000 copies in its first two months.

Her tweet has racked up hundreds of likes and dozens of replies.

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