PSYCHOLOGY

Baby On Display! Why It Isn’t A Good Idea To Post Photos Of Your Children On Social Networks

Date May 27, 2019 14:50

Own children are the best for every parent. They are the cutest, funniest, and the most beautiful! Why not share such joy with the rest of the world on the internet? Unfortunately, an urge to boast may not have only positive consequences. Are you ready to find out why you shouldn’t post photos of your children on social networks?

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Why we post photos of children on social media

Parents want to boast their beautiful baby. Flattering comments increase their self-esteem. Besides, it’s convenient – all the friends and relatives will see the pictures at once. No need to send them to each separately!

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Why posting photos of children on social networks is a bad idea

It seems that there is nothing terrible about it. But we have prepared a list of reasons why you should refrain from doing so.

1. The child has the right to privacy

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter forbids her mother from posting photos of her without her consent. And she’s got a point. But how do you ask a young child for permission?

2. Don’t post anything that can cause him or her embarrassment in the future

Not all children want to become famous, even if their mom is a blogger. It is similar to the aforementioned reason: everyone has the right to privacy. Perhaps you find potty training amusing. But when your child grows up, he or she will definitely not be happy about this video online.

3. Don’t post photos near your home, school, and hobby groups

You should not take photos near the school to post on social media. Also don’t show your location. Strangers can use this information for their own purposes.

The only way to reduce the risks of your child’s info getting on the internet is not to spread it.

Tell your family and friends about this problem. Children should have the right to privacy. Don’t put their lives at risk!