LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — For the Peterson family a nice dinner out turned into a disturbing moment and then later, a technology lesson.

While at the restaurant Jessica Peterson’s 2-year-old daughter was watching cartoons on her mom’s iPhone when she was subjected to an inappropriate photo.

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An Air Drop photo was offered with the option accept or decline. The girl swiped accept and a picture of a naked man appeared.

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The Air Drop feature on the iPhone has a 30 feet range and lets you quickly share pictures, videos, contacts and more to the person next to you. The Peterson’s believe it was the table next to them and were unaware it had happened because of the Peterson’s settings on their iPhone.

CBSLA’s Brittney Hopper shows you how to use the proper setting on your iPhone to avoid this situation.


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“I think more and more stuff is happening with technology that people just aren’t savvy to. Now I know better,” Peterson said.