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carolcmc Sun 17-Jul-11 20:44:44

My sister in law has posted lots of family photos on her social network page there are quite a few of our children which I only found out about after my friend told me. I have made my feelings clear to my relatives and friends that I do not want my childrens' photos published and I am quite annoyed she has done this. I have asked her to remove them but they are still on can I contact the site and ask them to be removed? My husband agrees with me but doesn't want to cause a fuss as it is his sister!

rockinhippy Sun 17-Jul-11 21:09:38

Unless your Sister has her Facebook set up so that its open for everyone to see, which is highly unlikely given the amount of facebook warnings sent around on that site, or the DCS are naked, then I'm sorry but IMHO you are being a bit overly precious.

& unless the photo content is dubious, then its highly unlikely Facebook will do anything if you do contact them, I'm pretty sure the photographer owns the photo rights anyway ( may be different with Kids, but I doubt it ) so unless you have her signature on something promising they won't be used in anyway, I doubt you have a leg to stand on

soymama Sun 17-Jul-11 22:04:45

Ask her to make sure that they are kept as private as possible (friends only) I have hundreds oh photos of my DS, people must be sick of the sight of him!!! blush

soymama Sun 17-Jul-11 22:07:03


PirateDinosaur Sun 17-Jul-11 22:10:24

You don't have any right to ask the site to remove them. The photographer owns the copyright.

scaryfairy28 Sun 07-Aug-11 13:03:30

I've asked my friend recently to stop posting photos of my dd as she has 3000 Facebook friends most of whom she hardly knows never mind me!

emmam25 Sat 31-Dec-11 11:44:37

I don't think there's much you can do except ask her to take them down over and over sad
I feel for you as I have just had my first and I have been really clear with everyone since pregnancy that I don't want pictures of my baby plastered all over the Internet and yet my family keep doing it angry other than stopping them taking pictures and repeatedly asking them not to post them there is very little you can do.

Luminescence Sat 31-Dec-11 11:46:29

On Facebook there is a page where you can report and get taken down any pictures of your children you don't want on there. Least there used to be.

YuleingFanjo Sat 31-Dec-11 11:50:35

is it facebook? send her a message on her wall saying 'hi there, not sure if you remember me asking but could you take down the pictures of the kids please, ta' ... that should do the trick.

YuleingFanjo Sat 31-Dec-11 11:51:07

unless you're not a facebook user?

Tee2072 Sat 31-Dec-11 11:54:26

Can I ask why you want them down? I honestly don't get it and never have. What's the big deal?

LordFlashheart Sun 01-Jan-12 18:50:47

here you go

Gooseysgirl Sun 11-Mar-12 08:20:33

Whatever the rights or wrongs are, my big issue with this is that your SIL has not respected your wishes on this! My baby is one week old and we told everyone we are very happy to share photos for them to view via email but we are not putting any on my FB page. Everyone has respected our wishes on this... and I couldn't care less if people think I'm being PFB, we are her parents and we don't want photos of her on social networking sites, end of!

2blessed Sat 01-Dec-12 20:42:29

Interesting thread, I'm due to give birth soon and, I'm really uncomfortable with photos of lo on facebook. I've not announced or put updates about my pregnancy on it either. Think its gonna cause a bit of a storm...

YellowAndGreenAndRedAndBlue Tue 05-Feb-13 22:14:34

This is interesting thread. Sorry to hear your family are not respecting your request OP. Can you approach your brother or is it your husband's sister?

BangersAndMashh Tue 12-Feb-13 09:17:57

May I ask what your reasoning behind not wanting the pictures up is? Genuine question btw, I'm not having a go - just interested smile

I also think it is awful that she's gone against your wishes, I asked my sil if she minded me putting pics of my niece and nephew up before I did so!

Also, you can report the photos to facebook, and there is a list of reasons, one of which the poster didn't have your permission to post the photo.

momb Tue 12-Feb-13 09:21:31

It doesn't matter if the OP has good reason to ask that the pictures be taken down, or if she shodul or shouldn't mind.....the fact is she (and her husband) do mind and her sil should respect their wishes.
All you can do is keep mentioning it until it comes to a head I'm afraid.

AmelieMaren Tue 02-Apr-13 23:06:37

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goingwildforcrayons Tue 02-Apr-13 23:25:52

I'm with you on this one, mainly because some people, when it comes to FB, don't have the sense they were born with. They have thousands of "friends", not real friends, just distant acquaintances and they don't really know who they are (or what they are). Some feel the need to put everything on FB, which is fine if its their own kids, but not your own.

With smartphones etc you can't stop family members taking photos, but you can explain to them your wishes and reasons and ask them to respect it. DH had to have words with his brother's girlfriend after she broke the news on FB that we had had our son, which peed me off. Then at Christmas she used our photos of our son from our FB pages and got lots of mugs and stuff made with the pics on to give to the Grandparents! What is it with people overstepping the boundaries with FB?

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