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To hate photos of sleeping children on Facebook?

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Midge1978 Sun 22-Apr-18 00:17:45

Seriously getting sick of these. Give your poor kids a break and let them sleep in peace without their parent exploiting them for likes. Find it horribly violating - the child is dreaming and you're snapping away at them then publicising it!

wurlie Sun 22-Apr-18 00:20:24

I'd far rather see a picture of a child sleeping than a stupid selfie with a snapchat filter or picture of somebody's food

countycouncil Sun 22-Apr-18 00:22:27

I love pictures of food once it's not just a Tuesday night spag bol kind of pic. Never thought about it that way OP but you have a point. (Disclaimer: I don't put sleeping pictures of my children on Facebook)

bergamotbitch Sun 22-Apr-18 00:23:02

Why do you care?! This utterly baffles me. Just scroll on.

Midge1978 Sun 22-Apr-18 00:26:13

Just thing it's not right. People seem to have lower standards of privacy for their children than themselves.

Bambamber Sun 22-Apr-18 00:26:32

Not as bad as when they put pictures up with their child in the bath

lankylisa Sun 22-Apr-18 01:08:33

I don't see anything wrong with it. Sleeping children are cute. If you don't like it just keep scrolling.

LexieLulu Sun 22-Apr-18 01:23:15

Jesus, does something like this really bother you that much to post on MN?

Why not delete them and move on?

Tenpenny Sun 22-Apr-18 01:31:02

The one that annoys me is the photo of the poorly child . "My poorly baba 🙁 " etc

I just dont get it. Facebook breeds a sort of narcissism doesnt it.

Puffycat Sun 22-Apr-18 01:32:50

Agree it’s shite

CadyHeron Sun 22-Apr-18 01:35:29

Just scroll past, that's what I do when I see something I don't like. Dead easy,really.
For me, it's the inane and incessant duck pout selfies that have me rolling my eyes and scrolling on.
Sleeping small children, not so much. They'r cute.

Tenpenny Sun 22-Apr-18 01:39:56

I dont just scroll past, I hide the posts. Or unfollow.

AjasLipstick Sun 22-Apr-18 01:43:58

I get it OP. There's something intrusive about it. The child is a person in it's own right but has NO say in the photo or knowledge of it being taken.

It would be weird if you did it to an adult...but for some reason, people assume kids have no rights!

CadyHeron Sun 22-Apr-18 01:52:17

I've seen lots of posts of people posting pictures of their sleeping partners before, so it's not just a kid thing.

Lanie233 Sun 22-Apr-18 01:59:38

I hate Facebook full stop I've deleted my account. It does a lot of good, reuniting missing people and pets etc or keeping in touch with long distance loved ones. But a lot of adults act like teenagers on there it's cringeworthy. Especially those pathetic dog filter apps or "like and share if you love your sister" oh fuck off will you!

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 22-Apr-18 02:19:36

Controversial but I don't think anyone should post any identifiable pictures of minors online, including minors themselves.

GorgonLondon Sun 22-Apr-18 02:26:09

Yanbu. Total invasion of privacy. I deleted my FB account a few months ago and have never regretted it.

sentMai Sun 22-Apr-18 03:11:00


It's nothing to do with children having no rights, simply that parents make decisions for them.

I assume you gave (or not) permission for your child's school to photograph them. Why do you think it was you who signed the form and not the children?


Not so much controversial as pointless and argumentative.

AnnieAnoniMouser Sun 22-Apr-18 03:17:27

Facebook isn’t compuksory.

If it’s pissing you off, delete your account.

I don’t have Facebook because there’s far too much stupid shite on it and I don’t feel the need to tell my 4000 closest friends everytime I pee.

I wish people would stop whinging about Facebook on here, it’s tedious & pointless.

...and no, there’s nothing wrong with people posting pictures of their children asleep.

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 22-Apr-18 03:25:45

@sentMai there is a limit to the decisions parents are allowed to make on behalf of their children. For a reason.

sentMai Sun 22-Apr-18 03:37:23

And none of those limits apply to taking photos and putting them on social media if they're your own sleeping children. For a reason.

AjasLipstick Sun 22-Apr-18 04:43:50

SentMai Easy to see who posts multiple pictures of their DC on social media here. grin

sentMai Sun 22-Apr-18 04:50:38


I post 3-4 a week but am Facebook friends with actual friends (and family).

I work in IT so do understand the implications, have tight security settings and think the upside of sharing our ex-pat life with those we don't see as often as we'd like is worth any minute risk.

For what it's worth, photos of them sleeping are very rare.

AjasLipstick Sun 22-Apr-18 05:08:56

I'm also an DD1 is 13 and while I posted a few of her when she was smaller, she voiced her opinion when she was about 9. She said she did not want any pictures of her on FB.

I now have to print some off about every month and post the buggers! older relatives love getting actual photographs!

sentMai Sun 22-Apr-18 05:12:55

A lot's changed in a decade (when she was smaller).

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