This comment by Nick Davis on the post Posting a Child’s Life For the World to See is a Privacy Issue
First off, thank you for this article. I just had this conversation with my wife about posting our kids pictures. Being as I’m an amateur photographer, I enjoy sharing pictures of all sorts of things, mainly hobbies I enjoy, family and most importantly my beautiful (yes I’m bias) daughters, 1 and 3. After long talks and back and forth opinions we decided to only share pictures with family members via email (the old school way).
I was not thinking of how my pictures may affect them down the road, when they are in middle school, or even high school. I thought about it from the perspective of “would I want my mom or dad posting everything about me for the world to see”? Answer: NO. It would be horrible for one of my daughters to eventually lose my trust over some unflattering pictures or an embarrassing story (although hilarious). It’s just like thinking before you speak. Is it Kind? Will it hurt others? Will others benefit from it? Is it necessary?
I was defensive with my wife at first, because all her family lives in the same state as we do, making it easier for our girls to see relatives. I’m originally from the west coast, so all my family live in the AZ/CA. The easiest/quickest way I have to show them pictures is via social media, we can’t just stop over for dinner. And to email and type each email individually, seemed too daunting a task (until I realized I can just set up an email family group list)… My wife convinced me, and then after reading this article, I am glad we made this decision. Peace and Love to all GoodMen…..and women
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