New app developed in Indy helps parents safely share photos

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Parents, listen up! There’s a new iPhone app, called Sherish, that helps you navigate safe photo-sharing on social media when it comes to your kids.

Developed right here in Indy, the app’s co-founder says while “sharenting” is a new term, the concept isn’t. Parents can’t always safeguard their children’s privacy, because as we all know, even well-intended sharing can easily go wrong. In fact, a recent study of social media awareness conducted by the University of Michigan found that a startling 51 percent of parents offer up personal information alongside their photos that could identify a child’s location.

That is exactly what prompted the creation of Sherish, which makes it incredibly easy for parents to privately share as many photos of their children as they want with a handpicked group of family and close friends. Accounts are completely private (it’s actually the only setting on Sherish), and there is a free 30-day trial for first-time users.

• A recent study of social media awareness conducted by the University of Michigan found that a startling 51 percent of parents offer up personal information alongside their photos that could identify a child’s location.

• Researchers at Nominet found that the average parent uploads nearly one thousand online photos of each child to social media by the time they reach age five.

To learn more about the app, visit http://www.sherish.com or follow them on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/sherishapp and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sherishapp?fref=ts.

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