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Kids' pictures on Social Media [message #818298] Fri, 16 September 2016 19:13 Go to next message
praise2christ  is currently offline praise2christ
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I read this article and thought it might be interesting to hash out. Basically, an Austrian couple posted photos of their daughter on Facebook as she was growing up. Now that she is 18, she is suing them for posting those photos without her permission.
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/15/18-year-old-sues-pare nts-over-childhood-photos-posted-to-facebook.html

I have a feeling that, whether she wins or loses, this has the potential of making a huge impact on what people can/can't post on FB. Thoughts?


Stacy, mom to 12-year-old boy/girl twins and a three-year-old boy.

"Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's finger." Hans Christian Andersen
Re: Kids' pictures on Social Media [message #818299 is a reply to message #818298 ] Fri, 16 September 2016 20:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Leigh  is currently offline Leigh
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I am not a fan of obsessive posting on FB. I can imagine how an 18yo would feel violated over some things obsessive parents might post. Kids have a right to some privacy, and while I long for pictures of my grandchildren, I'm glad our daughter uses discretion in what she posts and how often.


Leigh
Tennessee

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

~~Benjamin Franklin

Re: Kids' pictures on Social Media [message #818315 is a reply to message #818298 ] Sat, 17 September 2016 19:57 Go to previous message
Lisa R.  is currently offline Lisa R.
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The sad thing is that she has apparently asked them not to post and to take down what they've posted, and they haven't done it. I gather, "It was well-received by our friends," is not the response she was looking for.

When my oldest was 7, she approached me and asked that I not discuss her disobedience or whatever with my dear friend. My friend and I discussed parenting issues in an attempt to help one another, but dd explained that it was embarrassing to know I was talking about her. I said she wasn't to worry; no one thought less of her and it was just moms helping one another. But she said it was unfair and embarrassing and would I please stop.

I had to admit that she had a good point. I found that I needed to respect her wishes as i'd want her to respect mine in similar circumstances.

Years later, our rule with social media is that you may not take pictures of one another without permission and you may not post anything anywhere or send anything to anyone without permission.

I'm sad that these parents felt the need to insist on keeping up pictures that the daughter asked to be removed. I'm sad that the daughter felt the need to file a lawsuit against her parents. What must their relationship be like?

I can only imagine how this suit will affect not only social media, but the relationships between parent and child. Where will lines be drawn? What rights will parents lose in general because of this case?


Blessings,
Lisa R.
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