The danger of posting photos of our children on social networks
Do you share photos of your children on social media? Did you post photos of the first ultrasound, the first tooth, a family vacation or a children's birthday? Most parents, at some point we have uploaded a picture of our baby, either to be seen by family or friends who are far away or, as Nora Rodr
Do you share photos of your children on social media? Did you post photos of the first ultrasound, the first tooth, a family vacation or a children's birthday? Most parents, at some point we have uploaded a picture of our baby, either to be seen by family or friends who are far away or, as Nora Rodríguez says in the book 'Educate children and adolescents in the digital age', because we hope that others will write us a comment, always positive, about our children.
Reasons not to post photos of children on social networks
Recently, a friend of my Facebook account posted pictures of her son in the hospital after an operation. The fact seemed surprising to me, above all, because the mother works within justice. His intention was to show his surroundings that his son had gotten well from the operation and that he was recovering, however, I guess did not think that that photo could leave the scope of that social network without big problems.
There are several recommended reasons not to expose our children in social networks:
- Morphing: this is a practice according to which some people copy photos taken from the Internet and make a photo montage with a pornographic photograph. It would be dramatic to find such a montage with our son.
- Have you thought if your child would like you to show those images? Maybe he's doing a fun dance for his parents in the privacy of the home and he does not like that video going beyond the family barrier.
- Some social networks share the ownership of the photographs published with those who share them, although this fact is often unknown since almost no one can read the conditions of use. Muchas - Many times,
those photographs are not sharedcorrectlyand can be seen not only by our friends or family members but also by friends of our friends and their friends in turn. In any case and despite everything, if you decide to publish a photo of your children in your social networks, keep in mind these security measures:
- Verify that your profile is private and not public.
- Read the
conditions of use of the social network to know what type of permits you are granting. - Even if your profile is private, it only gives authorization to access the photos of the children to selected people and not to all those added to the network.