We just published a new article to help educate consumers on the risks of using location services and how to do so more safely:
Does your phone know where you are? If you've used your phone to find directions or locate a nearby restaurant, you've used its global positioning system (GPS) and it's likely that it would be able to pinpoint your location within a close range.
Location services can be convenient for automatically adding location information (geotags) to photos. Some people also use location services to post their locations to social networking sites, such as Facebook. Be aware, however, that others can use your location information, too.
Choose from among the strategies below to set the level of privacy that is right for you.
Pay attention to where and when you check in.
Link to social media with care. Avoid sending your check-ins to Twitter, Facebook, or your blog.
In addition to the other ways you can help preserve your family's online safety, consider these steps specific to location services: