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Often photos of kids hugging dogs, sitting on dogs and playing with their food are displayed in various public forums like facebooks, news stories, online social media outlets and there really isn't anything anyone can do to stop this. Dog behaviorist like myself and others that I know do comment on such stories where possible about the dangers of the behavior being shown and attempt to educate potential dog buyers and those do owners with children on how a child should act around not only strange dogs but their own dog as well.
There are many sites developed specifically for this purpose such as the ones below.
You can try and make a difference by writing and letting people know that children should always be supervised when with a dog. Let them know that while this specific dog was fine with the boy interacting with him, it might have gone very different.
Thought you might like this article that I just saw posted about this.