Some parents share, some parents overshare and some parents are downright intrusive when it comes to the photos they share online that involve their children.
The experts at Parenting magazine compiled a list of the 8 types of photos you should never share online in regard to young children.
Photos parents should never post online include:
Bath time photos
Every kid takes a bath. We don’t need to see that your kid is just like other kids, no matter how funny or adorable the picture seems.
When they’re sick or hurt
If they’re temporarily injured, fine. No serious injuries.
Shaming your kids on social media doesn’t help in any way.
On the potty
See the bath explanation above.
Any photos with full names, addresses or phone numbers visible to strangers and creepers.
Unless it’s a massive group (graduation photos, concerts) or a photo in a very public setting (sports), ask permission from the parents of other kids if you can.
Don’t post photos that will get your kid made fun of at school.
Anything immoral, illegal, or just plain dumb.
Most of these are common sense but I still see parents posting pics of their kids on the toilet and in other odd situations.
Ultimately, as a parent, it’s up to you to decide which photos of your kids you decide to post online. Just remember the possible repercussions for those photos.
And when it doubt, ask your kid if it’s OK. Unless their judgment is just as awful as their parents.
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