Mommy Diaries

Uploading Photos of Your Children on Social Media: Yay or Nay?

April 1, 2016
Under the law in France, it’s a breach of privacy if parents upload photos of their children on social media without permission.

Their kids could sue the parents when they become adults.

Yes, actually sue and receive compensation. Parents also face jail time.


Experts say many parents do not realise the bane of exposing photos of children on social media. Private information could be released unintentionally, and if channelled to the wrong hands, kids could be put in danger. Aside from that, a gruelling possibility is having photos of children be used and abused for the wrong reasons.

Ultimately and personally, I think the decision lies in the prerogative of the parents. It’s their responsibility to ensure that they’re aware of who is at the receiving end of their social media ramblings and postings.

Some celebrities choose not to reveal too many photos of their kids on public platforms for fear that certain quarters like the paparazzi use the photos for their monetary benefit.

On the positive side, parents upload stills of their kids to share milestones of their children’s growth and adorable antics with family and friends.

In a nutshell, we should not be paranoid BUT guidelines should be followed when uploading photos of your babies and kids. I found an article which sets out 8 types of photos of your kids you should not upload on social media. Read here: Why You Shouldn’t Post These 8 Photos of Your Kids on Social Media

So Yay or Nay? As a parent, YOU decide. You know what’s best!

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