I just found out my sister has a whole album of my daughter on facebook. It instantly made me uncomfortable. The only reason I found out was because my other sister asked my permission about putting my daughter's pictures on her facebook account and I said no.
So, I'm going to ask her to take them down. I'm also contemplating a group email to let everyone know that they do not have our permission to post her pictures on the web.
Because our family is so spread out (Canada, Australia, and the US) we have a family photo list. The reason I still send out emails, as opposed to having a blog or web-hosted photos, is because I can control who sees them. I've heard too many horror stories of blogs and photo sites being hacked, weirdos leaving sick feed back, etc, to feel comfortable doing it any other way.
So I'm thinking of sending a group email just letting everyone know how we stand on pictures being posted.
On the other side, I often ask parents when their kids are in a shot if I can share it with family members. Most parents look at me like I have 3 heads and have no problem.
It is totally acceptable for you to request that your children are not posted online - even if it is the person who took the picture posting it. It is your child.
Yes, this stuff is real. Yes, it's FREAKY!!!
For myself, I DO have a blog and I DO post pictures of my kids on there. I do not ever post their names there, nor do I post my name, nor my hubby's. I do not give any specifics about where I live. Not even which state I live in. I don't know how often strangers happen across my blog...most of the folks there are my friends and extended family who want to see and hear about my kids!
Now I guess I could be really paranoid and not even do that...but frankly I think there has to be some kind of balance... I want to share news and pictuers with my friends and family. I guess I could make my blog a 'members only' blog (where someone has to get my personal permission to be able to view it). That might be a good idea...but a lot of my family has slow dial-up connections and can't get photos via email and things like that, so I like having the blog.
Oh, I wanted to add that I'm currently working on a post about babywearing. I am putting some pictures in it-some are my own, and some are from others. I made sure to ask permission about each photo though before I post anything! I wouldn't dream of posting someone ELSES photos without permission. That is so rude! I don't care if it's family, parents have the right to decide whether their kids' photos are online or not!
~Jenni, rural frugal Alaskan, eternally married to Dragon
loving my wild things DS Wolf (12), 3 angels, DS Bear (6) & DS Eagle (3)
It's incredibly inappropriate for someone to post pictures of someone ELSE'S children online. Wow. That crosses some serious boundaries :
It was my little sister, and she ended up feeling really bad when I brought it up. She was in tears. She would never do anything to hurt my daughter, and she just never considered why we wouldn't want her photos online, but once I explained it she was Ok.
People who don't have kids but have a tenuous connection to them (i.e. relative, friend of the mother), often times IME tend to have an inappropriate concept of what is acceptable and what isn't.
Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013. If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!
That being said, my pathetic little website is not available through a general search. I have to give you the link, so people will not be randomly wandering by any time soon.
Right now most of the pics of DS are viewable by the public, but that might very well change later on as DS gets past hte baby stage. We'll just have to wait and see
mama to two amazing children son 10/27/07 and daughter 07/07/11
Jennifer, LPN and nursing student, Doula, CPST, and VBAC mama x3 to
AJ (5/03), Evan (12/04), Ilana (11/06), Olivia (2/09), and Unity (8/2012)
I do put my kids' pics up, but my personal album is password protected so only family/friends can see it. My mom lives on the coast and I'm in the Midwest so this is how she stays connected to my kids, but it's pw protected like I mentioned. I do have a carseat album though that is public w/ pics of my kids in carseats though.
2 angels in Heaven (Alexis & Bryson)
Currently NTNP for baby #4
My dad was an investigator who worked child abuse--apparently people will take pictures of other people's kids off the internet and photo shop them in to really disgusting, child-porn images.
Once you put it out there, you don't really know who is viewing it and what they are doing with the image.
but after reading this, I think i will pw protect it too!!
It's not something I worry about at all.
Rylie is 7, Ronin is 3.5
I am completely against posting my childrens' pictures on the internet or publishing them in any other way for that matter.
I wouldn't call myself paranoid (or am I??) but I am also very hesitant to give out info such as my childrens' DOB or gender (and names of course) etc. when signing up for stuff on the internet, filling out surveys etc. Information is power and there just is no control once it gets out there.
The link doesn't seem to be keeping, so here's the web address. http://mommasewingprojects.blogspot.com/
We have a private blog, invitation only to view, so we can feel free to write about anything without any compromise to our privacy.
I'll have to check through our pictures and see if there are ones of our friend's kids in our blog or albums. Obviously we wouldn't post any nakey pics we might have though I hadn't considered other pictures being a problem. Personally I don't care, though just because I don't doesn't mean I shouldn't be sensitive if someone else does.
this is my first post ever - i hope it turns out right!
I have heard stories of parents who had their kid's photos and/or names posted (on a blog, used as a model for an ebay clothing sale, etc). The person would buy something from them on ebay, for example, thus getting their address...then come kidnap the kid.
Yes, this stuff is real. Yes, it's FREAKY!!!
trying to search any information on this subject of kidnappings threw ebay listings.
Mommy to THREE sweet boys & ONE sweet girl + a newb due in February! I need a nap.