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Flute56 Wed 15-Jan-20 00:37:13

I want to ask what people think about parents who put up videos online of their autistic non verbal child for anyone who wishes to look at the behaviour of the child. I think it is unfair to the child because the child is unable to give their consent and is put up for all to see the way they are and they cannot say no I do not want to be put up for anyone to look at me having a meltdown or a tantrum. The reason for this is to make other people who may have kids with autism or a family member and see how this family deal with it and can pick up ideas. I think it is not fair on the autistic child. Most other children who could speak would be able to say no i do not want to be put on youtube because not everyone who watches youtube will be sympathetic and some nasty people will poke fun.

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ReallyLilyReally Thu 16-Jan-20 23:24:31

Do people actually do this?

Flute56 Fri 17-Jan-20 00:23:13

do what

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ReallyLilyReally Fri 17-Jan-20 11:25:22

Put videos of their autistic kids online

Flute56 Fri 17-Jan-20 19:26:19

yes

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mortforya Tue 04-Feb-20 05:38:39

I absolutely agree with you op, I cannot stand when parents video kids in private moments where they are emotional and post for everyone to see, it's heartbreaking

Mummy0ftwo12 Tue 04-Feb-20 21:15:34

If this is about Fathering Autism - then there is already a long thread here on that, its a positive channel, they don't show certain things/behaviours, - they want to educate and help make the world a softer place for those with autism, even on mumsnet the thread came out in favour.

BatleyTownswomensGuild Sat 08-Feb-20 09:23:02

My god, that's appalling. shock

I have filmed my son's stimming /meltdowns etc to show paediatrician's / psychologists etc but would never dream of putting it online for public consumption....

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