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To think this is the lowest of the low and worry why my neighbours did this

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Fernie3 Thu 02-Jun-11 14:07:01

my next door neighbours were banging on the wall this morning in the living room because they were pissed off at my 10 month old crying (she is ill). Just as background.

Anyway my 4 year old was playing outside and managed to get his head totally stuck in the swing, cue us spending a wonderful 15 minutes with soap and finally having to cut the middle of the swing to get him out.

And there's my neighbour hanging out her upstairs window filming us on a camera phone?!


MissPenteuth Thu 02-Jun-11 14:08:14

shockangryThat's horrible. What a vile-sounding woman your neighbour is.

applechutney Thu 02-Jun-11 14:08:29

Jeepers, they sound horrific. sadangry

LindyHemming Thu 02-Jun-11 14:08:29

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Al1son Thu 02-Jun-11 14:09:12

You'd better check youtube. I'm not sure where you stand if she puts it on there though. What weird behaviour!

takethisonehereforastart Thu 02-Jun-11 14:11:39

She's going to put you on You Tube.

But I don't think she can film you or your children without your permission.

Report her to anyone (police, council whatever).

And spread it about to all the neighbours that she secretly films kids on her phone.

Perhaps not that last bit. I've just had a bit of an unnerving drive home where an idiot tried to force me off the road. I'm feeling mean.

takethisonehereforastart Thu 02-Jun-11 14:13:27

Oh and you can report her for banging on the wall too.

It doesn't matter if your baby screams all night long, the police and the council do not call a crying baby a nuisence, but they do cound idiots banging on walls because of it as a nuisence.

AngryGnome Thu 02-Jun-11 14:14:38

I'm not sure, but i think you can film/take pictures of people without their permission. I think the only UK legislation to stop you is counter-terrorism (which probably doesn't apply to swing/head situation!).

Not saying it's right by the way - she sounds a fecking awful neighbour, and YADNBU - but not sure there is legal redress?

Happy to be corrected though!

bubblecoral Thu 02-Jun-11 14:15:07

Are you 100% sure she was filming you?

She could just have been watching what was going on whilst texting or something.

Either way, it's a horrible thing to do.

lesley33 Thu 02-Jun-11 14:17:58

She sounds awful! But unfortunately she can legally film you. People often think there is laws in place to stop people filming you or taking your picture, but there is not.

Fernie3 Thu 02-Jun-11 14:19:16

sad it was a man filming us (her bf?) and she was also watching, def filming though

MadamDeathstare Thu 02-Jun-11 14:22:07

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icooksocks Thu 02-Jun-11 14:29:37

I'm sure there is some legality against filming people against their will?? Call the police non emergency line.

Punkatheart Thu 02-Jun-11 14:59:25

You cannot film other people's children - there IS law in place to stop that. Or every pervert would be doing it...

What an awful neighbour. Appalling.

scurryfunge Thu 02-Jun-11 15:03:25

There is no law stopping her from filming. This could be the start of harassment though.

Start keeping a record.
Could you go around to speak to her and explain that your child is ill and that you were doing your best?

Punkatheart Thu 02-Jun-11 15:05:27

I'm afraid there is - the child is on PRIVATE PROPERTY and under 16, which makes all the difference. If they also go on to make money from it such as YOU'VE BEEN FRAMED without permission of the parents - they violate another law....

BalloonSlayer Thu 02-Jun-11 15:09:48

Report them for filming your child.

EldritchCleavage Thu 02-Jun-11 15:11:52

They can film, but publishing the film they took on the internet would be a misuse of your DS's private information, as well as possibly the start of harassment. If it is posted, a complaint to the site should see it taken down.

mummytime Thu 02-Jun-11 15:12:38

Report it to the police and get a case number. The police might not do anymore, but then at least you have proof.

scurryfunge Thu 02-Jun-11 15:12:39

The filming isn't the issue -it may be harassment but the filming itself is not a criminal offence.

IprivateI Thu 02-Jun-11 15:12:43

Why the hell didn't you shout at her from your garden and ask them what the hell they were doing? Nip things like this in the bud. Now go and knock on the bitch's door and ask her what she was filming.

AurraSing Thu 02-Jun-11 15:28:49

I would call the police if someone I didn't know was filming my
DC in their own garden.

HushedTones Thu 02-Jun-11 15:34:19

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BatmanLovesRobin Thu 02-Jun-11 15:39:41

When I was walking mt Year 6s through the city last year, a TV crew had to stop filming for a documentary as they were not allowed to film under 18s without parental permission.

I'm not sure, but maybe it's the case privately too?

Punkatheart Thu 02-Jun-11 15:41:46

That's because the film crew had a commercial interest and it was to be broadcast. Technically you can film in public places but with the fear about paedophilia - people will often report it.

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