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Do you worry about sharing pictures of your children?

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hangingoutattheendofmywick Wed 20-Apr-16 10:17:11

Hi everyone
I'm a blogger and have young children. I share pictures of them on social media and the blog. Recently I've started worrying if I should do this? One is approaching school age and I take much less of him now but youngest baby I take a LOT of pictures of. Anyway - I'm just wondering should I stop this? Is it a bad thing to do and if so why? Please educate me on the debate.

lljkk Wed 20-Apr-16 10:33:35

No I don't worry.
There are billions of kids in the world. Why would mine be special targets?
I try not to post anything that might embarrass them in future (sometimes fail).

BeatrixBurgund Wed 20-Apr-16 22:46:28

My kids are older now and I don't blog about them. I found the focus of my blog changed as they grew.

When they became more aware of my blog and my online presence, I realised that it might cause issues for them with friends.

I also think that children should have the right to privacy and to be able to decide how much of their life is shared online - at least on open sites. I'm ok sharing on private FB account.

zanuda Wed 04-May-16 17:06:53

hangingoutattheendofmywick, IMHO only if there are no way to connect the photos with reality. What i mean, strangers would not be able to figure out where and who you/your kids are. And no way to google their names and get into your blog. Unfortunately often bloggers mention places of some other hints which might lead to real person.

In any case it's possible to update older posts, so you will get rid of personal information and don't lose positions (for this post) in Search Engine Index.

lavenderdoilly Wed 04-May-16 17:30:41

I never put children on social media. I ask dd's permission (9) if I can email her picture to family. Want her to have an idea that it's about choice.

thestagemommy Tue 17-May-16 23:21:39

I blog at and when I write about my daughter, I only post pictures of her with her back on the camera, or side view of her face, pictures with her face partly hidden with a book or a toy. I never show her face in it but still these photos are useful on my posts.

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