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UK Teacher’s Message About Sharing “Private” Photos Goes Viral


Another teacher has gone viral in an experiment to show her student just how “private” a photo is when it is posted on social media.

UK Teacher

Here is the original Facebook post-

26/1/2015- England Please LIKE, SHARE and COMMENT on the original picture where you are! Please Help me teach my class how private pictures really are. We are focusing on Internet safety.

Please make sure you are clicking on the original picture and say where you are!

Please note that this is a screenshot of a private snapchat I took and then shared it publicly on Facebook. This highlights how easily someone can take your pictures and spread them if it gets into the wrong hands.

If you get the chance you must watch cyberbully on channel 4 (British channel) it’s amazing and really highlights the dangers of what could potentially happen. Shame about the language used because it would’ve been good to show my primary class.


Interesting how several people post on this with a critical eye with regards to my intentions. This is for the children and only the children not for me! The lessons learnt from this experiment in the last week have been eye opening for them. I’ve shared positive and negative comments (within reason) with them and they have a new found understanding of the Internet.

A lot of naive people seem to question what privacy actual is. Anyone can screenshot a picture of you and share it regardless if you think it’s on a ‘safe’ app!

As of writing this story, this story has had over 27,000 shares and over 21,000 likes. The most interesting fact about the post is how viral the image really is going.

In this picture below you can see that the post has been commented on by Facebook users all the way from America, to Germany, and all the way to the Philippines.




The post continues to pick up speed, and there is no sign of it slowing down anytime soon. This should prove a valuable lesson to every one of us. What may start out to be an innocent “private” photo shared between two people, it just may make its way around the world and back.