-- Every electronic message leaves a trail that can last forever. If you would not want a picture surfacing in the future, do not send it or pose for it in the first place.
-- Avoid keeping intimate photographs on devices liable to be lost or stolen.
-- Do not post pictures of another person online or distribute them without permission. If you snap shots of people in public places and upload them to Flickr, lock them down as private or ensure copyright permission is set to "all rights reserved".
-- If you stumble across compromising pictures of somebody you know, tell them.
-- When a person asks you to delete a photography, oblige. Delete it, because the tables could turn some day.
-- Where a person refuses to take down a picture, complain to the social networkign site directly. The mainstream sites have straightforward complaints' procedures in order to have shots removed.
-- For children, consider safe phones where it is practical. These restrict the numbers it will be allowed to call or text and these safe phones are set up to allow parents to monitor the call traffic.
Conor Ryan -- "Don't Strike that Pose" in the features section of the Irish Examiner, 15 Sep 09. Photo shot during a Transition Year Schoolworks programme in Tipperary Institute.