loading..

Social Media & Pictures

  • 64 Views
  • Last Post yesterday
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Linda posted this 29 August 2018

So we all this world can be a bit scary and twisted at times. My question is how often do you post pictures of your kid(s) on social media? It is so easy to find information about someone if you really wanted to by social media and I am a pretty frequent picture poster. However, our school has recently sent something home about being aware of dangers out there, like if you post pictures don't say their names because someone could see that and where they go to school and try to take them. SCARY! I do have a friend that won't post anything about her son on Facebook so my question is, how concerned are you and what do you do? How private do you keep that stuff?

Order By: Standard | Newest | Votes
Becca posted this 29 August 2018

I don’t post anything really. If my friends and family want to know what we’re doing and how we’re doing, we communicate the old fashion way, making time to see each other and talking on the phone. Our school does the same thing. We are not allowed to post pictures without the consistent of the other parents first.

Casey posted this 29 August 2018

Personally, I am going to post photos of my child... But, it is important to be very careful about the information you make public. I never post anything giving others information about where I am at a certain or where I live. I will not be posting the schools my child is going to be attending and I also make sure to never tag other family members publicly... as long as you make it hard to find out any information about you, you should be okay.

Kelly posted this 29 August 2018

My Facebook is friends/family only so I post photos. Everything in my privacy settings is "friends only" as well. I would never publicly share their photos or allow others to. You can never be too careful! 

Ginger posted this 29 August 2018

Unfortunately I no longer share my children on social media. I used to but I had a problem with family members sharing photos and not respecting the privacy settings I chose. It sucks but after the third instance I had to put my foot down. 

Kalee posted this 30 August 2018

It is scary out there and gotta be extra careful with the information given.  Also with what Ginger said above, where it is conscious  or unconsciously if you are not okay with family resharing those pics it is better not to even post.  I do post here and there but not very often. first cause I am alway occupied to be remembering to take and post images.

Linda posted this 30 August 2018

 I came across this same situation where I would post pictures with the "friends only" option and then my son's great aunt would copy the pictures and show case them all over her profile about how sweet and cute he is. I mean yeah he is but she never took the time to see him in person and share all of that stuff like that was intrusive. I have a business FB page and Friends one. I share pictures on both but on my business one it is for business and I don't use personal information - I also use a nickname for him because he has a different spelling probably the only one in the world with it LOL. If you google he's the only one.. Anyways so my friends profile I don't have a ton of people on it, I don't put his picture publicly but I do post a lot of stuff. He is just so handsome and I don't have a problem with my friends or family knowing things about us. Though I did have to delete the Great Aunt off my FB account. She doesn't talk to me anymore but oh well!

Unfortunately I no longer share my children on social media. I used to but I had a problem with family members sharing photos and not respecting the privacy settings I chose. It sucks but after the third instance I had to put my foot down. 

Sadie posted this 30 August 2018

I am one of those that post pics all the time.  I could probably say it might be annoying but I don't care.  I do not share home locations at all.  But outtings yeah I do.  I have not run in issues and I dont mind my family and friends sharing them either.

Caitlyn posted this 30 August 2018

I try not to post very much. I may be overly paranoid, but I just think the world has gotten to a scary place. I think if you are going to send pictures only send them to your friends and family that you really know. I choose not to post anything about my baby though. I just don't want to take the chance. 

Myah posted this 31 August 2018

I am a picture fiend and I love my baby so I post all the time. All the smiles, the cries and every little cutesy thing that happens. I am with Sadie that I don't post locations but any other than that I don't mind to share. Baby is with me all the time so at this point I am not worried!

Jessica posted this 03 September 2018

I don't go overboard with posting pictures, etc. But I do post some and I am not very concerned about it. I know who my friends are on my social media accounts and I think everything will be fine. 

Ashley posted this 03 September 2018

I post them sooooooo sporadically. Like...twice a year maybe. I too am worried about what people can do these days. I did start a private group on Facebook with my parents and my grandparents so they could see what was going on with us. My grandparents live in Colorado (we live in the midwest) and I live about an hour and a half away from my parents. Not too far, but not exactly a quick drive over either when life gets in the way! If I over think these type of things, I won't want to leave my house ever. LOL...so, I just try to do my best to be careful without letting it control my life.

Mary posted this 03 September 2018

It could be an issue if you don't know who you are posting for. A lot of people will accept random friend requests and make their profiles public. I think everything should be private if you're going to post about your baby. And I would also make sure I know exactly who my friends are on my social media account as well. Just to make sure random strangers aren't seeing every post I make. 

Salina posted this 03 September 2018

I love posting photos for my close family and friends, but with the way the world is today, you really have to be careful. I always make sure to only accept close people I know on social media. I never have just acquaintances on there, if we're not close, you don't need to know my business. I also keep strict privacy settings. I also use the photo sharing feature on iPhone. Its a really great way to share your childs life privately with trusted individuals. I highly recommend giving it a try!

Kris posted this 03 September 2018

During my baby's first year I regularly post like every month. I have family overseas so it's more of like a getting them to watch him grow also. But now that he is about 2,not that much anymore

Tina posted this 03 September 2018

I generally don't post a whole bunch of pictures on social media and neither does my husband.  I think we will keep it minimal like we do now once the baby is here.  Of course we will be sending lots of pictures to our friends and family though!  It is just such a scary thought to think of someone you don't know seeing personal photos online of your family.  Crazy and creepy world out there. 

Hannah posted this 04 September 2018

I don't think that is a problem. There are some scary stories about social media problems, but how often do you really hear about those things happening? Not very often. I am just sensible about what I post. 

Laura posted this 05 September 2018

My friend found a fake profile with photos of her child and her sisters child... It was horrible! This person had been uploading photos for several years before she came across their profile. This person was acting like the children were theirs You have to be very careful with what you put out there of your little ones. 

Joann posted this 05 September 2018

I don't really post much, but that's not because I am worried about it. I just really never got into social media that much. I think some people post a little too much, but I don't think there is really anything wrong with it. 

Alaca posted this 05 September 2018

I do not post much, here and there but need to be careful with what is posted. I usually never share location of anything.  There are some people who do take it over board.

Shantel posted this 05 September 2018

I don't want to not be able to post the photos I want because of terrible people, but I also want to be cautious. Just limit your friends list to people you are close with, or have separate accounts for family and friends.

Michelle posted this 16 September 2018

I really don't think this is that big of a deal. Most people do post pictures of their family and children. I would just make sure you know who your friends are on social media, but other than that I'm not too concerned. 

Lauren posted this 17 September 2018

Oh my goodness Laura! That is horrible and terrifying! THIS RIGHT HERE is why it just isn't that important to me to put pictures of my kids on social media!!! Public use anyway! You can always start a private group with specific people or send emails.

My friend found a fake profile with photos of her child and her sisters child... It was horrible! This person had been uploading photos for several years before she came across their profile. This person was acting like the children were theirs You have to be very careful with what you put out there of your little ones. 

Haven posted this 4 weeks ago

This is a great topic because everyone is so different. I may feel differently when shes here but I'm pretty careful with my settings on social media and anticipate posting every now and then. Not a lot, because honestly, those that need to see her, will actually see her and won't rely on social media, but I know that's not the case for everyone.

Lauren posted this 4 weeks ago

I keep my settings pretty strict so that I am aware of who is seeing my pictures/posts.

LaKeisha posted this 4 weeks ago

I am a private person,  so I don't post many pictures anyway.  But I will definitely post a some so my family that lives elsewhere can see as she grows up.    I keep my settings to where my only my friends can see the pictures,  and I don't friend people I don't know well.  I try not to be too worried about the crazies of the world. 

Britt posted this 4 weeks ago

All my setting are private. There is an option on fb where people cant share your pictures. On ig my profile is private and I make sure only people I know are added. I love sharing posts on social media about my child. Just make sure to take the precautions in keeping you child safe. Talk with them about safety and different scenarios  

Maggie posted this 4 weeks ago

I want to post as little as possible, I don’t think it’s fair to post my daughter all over social media before she can even speak for herself. It’s gonna be difficult because I know family will want to post everything everywhere, but at the end of the day i’m the mother. 


Jackie posted this 4 weeks ago

I feel like as long as you’re careful and smart about what you post everything should be okay. It’s truly so hard to say nowadays! The world is so so evil! 

Morgan posted this 4 weeks ago

It's a real shame we live in a society that makes us think this way about something that should be so innocent... I would've never thought twice about sharing all the pics I want once my baby's born, and I don't really see myself changing my mind on that even now. I don't see any reason to borrow worry over something that's so common.

Jayme posted this 4 weeks ago

I know it’s going to be hard to keep my family from posting pictures of my newborn but I definitely want to try. I’m really not a huge fan of social media in general!

Kelly posted this 4 weeks ago

I know people who post something about their kid every day and I've stopped following them. Maybe it's just me, but it gets tiring. I promised myself I wouldn't do that to my friends/family.

Ellen posted this 3 days ago

I always post pictures for my family and friends. I am just very selective with who I friend. I make sure I know them and I keep my account on full lockdown where you can only see my information if you are friends with me.

Lindiwe posted this 3 days ago

I think pictures of minors should not be shared online. There are so many wackos out there that could edit and use the pictures in ways one might not like.

Dana posted this yesterday

I've decided not to post images of my baby online. The folks who really want to see him or her already have my email/phone number and will get pictures sent directly to them. With Facebook's tagging, it's impossible to know how those images will be used and in whose hands they will fall. I don't trust any of these social media sites to protect my privacy anymore.

Eve posted this yesterday

We don’t live near our families so I post quite a few photos of my son. I don’t share locations and have only family and friends on my Facebook/instagram. I know our families appreciate it and everyone is very respectful as in not taking the photos off social media for their own use. I think as with everything you just have to be smart about it. 

Lou posted this yesterday

I post often of my kiddos but I try to keep my profile private and only allow for friends and family that I know, etc. Wish that we as mamas didn't have to worry about these kinds of things but unfortunately we do!

Close