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hideehigh Tue 04-Apr-17 11:04:55

Sooooo prepared to be told IABU for this but here we go....

I've noticed recently a trend in new mums posting lots (lots, like every day) photos of their babies on fbook or instagram but refusing to show their face. It's all done "creatively/artfully" (or so they would think) so there's a photo of the top of baby's head, a photo with a flower obscuring their face, just the back of them when getting a cuddle etc.
I asked one of the mums about this (a good friend) and she said there are so many weirdos around that she didn't feel comfortable showing her PFB face. Okay.... but in that case
1) why bother posting any pics at all
2) try tightening up your security settings?

Let me reiterate, this isn't just a photo every now and again. It's (probably) Every. Bloody. Day.

Has anyone else noticed this? Or is it just me that has these kinds of bizarre friends?? I know it's none of my business really but for some reason it grates on my nerves (irrational I know)

Some would argue IABU simply for the amount of parentheses I've used in this post (oops)

LilQueenie Tue 04-Apr-17 11:07:25

I find it weird too. Why not just tighten security settings.

ThePiglet59 Tue 04-Apr-17 11:09:25

All babies look like Churchill anyway, no matter what the doting parents think.

BillyButtfuck Tue 04-Apr-17 11:13:31

A lot of celebrities do it, I don't really get the point you either want to post photos of them or you don't.
I post photos but I have really tight privacy settings.

Fairybella Tue 04-Apr-17 11:16:56

Ugh I've been on a child protection course recently who stated people out there... take photos of kids faces from Facebook sell them and turn it in to a porno...

I do not have Facebook.

You really don't know who your friends are...

hideehigh Tue 04-Apr-17 11:22:34

Fairybella sad

LilQueenie Tue 04-Apr-17 11:26:13

Very rarely do I post public pics of DD. Usually only for a comp or if she is in a video alongside me. There was a fb page shut down a couple years ago where people would pay money for pics of kids and pics of clothing and baby stuff. why? so they could pretend it was their own virtual child. Bizarre.

ThouShallNotPass Tue 04-Apr-17 11:48:29

I honestly don't care who sees pictures of my children. I'm actually confused about the whole hiding them thing. IF there was a safeguarding issue (foster/adoption/abusive ex) then I totally get it but when my children go out in public every day I don't know why I need to hide their images. A photograph doesn't look back. Someone looking at an image of me or my kids has no effect on me or my kids at all. There's nothing different about my children than the millions of kids in catalogues or magazines, on tv or posters every day.
The only reason I have my FB very closed down is because my husband had a stalker (resulting in her arrest and court appearances) but even then, I couldn't care less that she could see our family online.

People are free to show photos of their kids or hide them away but weird angle no face shots only? Very strange.

LooksBetterWithAFilter Tue 04-Apr-17 12:03:49

My cousins dp does this it's always made me hmm I'm not entirely sure why but it seems pointless post pics or don't but why bother with all the face hiding especially when every second post on your page is a selfie of you anyway so you're not THAT bothered about privacy.
I don't care either way whether people post pics or not, I do and feel the same way as ThouShall above but can totally see the privacy argument for those that choose not to so don't post them at all then. I feel it's an attention seeking thing in some way.

hideehigh Tue 04-Apr-17 12:30:24

I agree, it does seem a little attention seeking. A little like 'checking in' to the local a&e then not commenting why.. queue a lot of "you alrite Hun? Inbox me". Either be open about your hospital visit, or keep it completely private and off fbook- not that I care either way, honest!!! grin

minipie Tue 04-Apr-17 12:38:18

This seems like the photo equivalent of saying "we know the sex but we're not telling". Overestimation of people's interest in your baby.

usernotfound0000 Tue 04-Apr-17 13:13:42

I've seen celebs do this and apparently its because once they show the baby or child's face, the press are then allowed to print pictures showing their faces. If the parent never shows the child's face then they are protected from the press doing so. I don't understand 'normal' people doing it though, just tighten up your security or sort your friend list out.

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