If you’re on Facebook you will be used to parents posting pictures of their kids by now. Facebook is full of oversharers, I don’t mind one or two pictures but when there’s 20-100 it all gets a bit much.
My timeline is FULL of holiday snaps, pet pics, irritating quizzes and, of course, loads of baby photos.
If you’re guilty of posting the odd snap of your little tot, turns out it could get you into a lot of trouble.
New reports suggest that you could even face fines up to thousands of pounds or EVEN jail time for sharing snaps of your kids without their consent.
Once your little ones grow up they may be able to take legal action against you. Crazy, right?
France currently has very strict privacy laws which means parents could face fines of up to £35,000 if they’re found guilty of breaching their children’s right to privacy when they are young.
Similar legal cases are now popping up in the U.K and the U.S
Professor Nicola Whitton from Manchester Metropolitan University, explained:
I think we’re going to get a backlash in years to come from young people coming to realise that they’ve had their whole lives, from the day they were born, available to social media. Parents have to work out what’s right for them, but be aware that this is another person, another human being, who may not thank them for it in 15 years to come.
It may seem hard, but my line would be don’t put pictures online until they’re of an age where it’s appropriate to discuss it with them.
So if you are an over-sharer who documents every aspect of your child’s life, it might be time to give it a rest!
What do you think about this? Are you in agreement or are you against it?
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