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Posting pictures of your own children

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Joltinjess, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Joltinjess

    Joltinjess Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 6, 2013
    Port Moody, BC
    Jesse
    I see that there is already a very long and in depth thread about shooting other peoples kids and posting them.

    My question is why do you post pictures of your own kids?

    I personally do not post any pictures of my 2 year old daughter. If I need to share some pictures I will upload them to skydrive and send a link to the people that I want to see the photos. I can't even really put my finger on what I think is going to happen if I post pictures of my daughter. For me it's probably more of a privacy issue than anything else. That and you never know what's going to happen to the privacy laws in social media. Once you put something on facebook it's out of your hands. 15 years from now people might be able to search your child and see (naked??)baby pictures of them.

    It's hard because the best pictures that I've taken, by a lot, are of my little girl.
     
  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    "JonathanF/2" & "BLX" are the only 2 forum members that I can think of that pretty much post images of their own children yet not those of anyone else.

    Yet, I understand your perspective.
     
  3. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Anything could happen!
    It is your choice.

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    Personally I'm not terrified, but feel free to take loads of pictures of your own kids for the family and simultaneously protect their image from t'internet.
    I don't see it as any big deal right now.
     
  4. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    "My question is why do you post pictures of your own kids? "

    Because I can.

    Because children are wonderful (most of the times) and there is absolutely nothing wrong with sharing images of your children.

    Xmas1a-L.

    "I personally do not post any pictures of my 2 year old daughter."

    I do post images of my daughters at all their ages. Horses for courses. You obviously have some issues/misgivings/indecisiveness with your decision of not posting images of your children because you started this thread. I haven't any second thoughts to posting, no reservations.

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    "If I need to share some pictures I will upload them to skydrive and send a link to the people that I want to see the photos."

    I enjoy sharing images on my Smugmug website. I enjoy sharing with the entire world snaps of my children and other children. Why should I limit my photo albums to only those I choose? Horses for courses ... are you suggesting that because you only allow those you desire to view your images ... that all of us need to follow your example?

    AEA-Ride-2-W-L.

    "I can't even really put my finger on what I think is going to happen if I post pictures of my daughter."

    So you are scared of something unknown ... something bad is bound to happen but you haven't any idea of what that may be ... or where that terrible thing may come from ... or how that bad thing may come to fruition? I won't live my life scared of the unknown, of the uncharted random act.

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    "For me it's probably more of a privacy issue than anything else."

    For everybody, I would think, it is a privacy issue.
    For me, anything in the public arena is ... well public. In the last 30 days my Smugmug website has receive 76,835 unique hits. Most importantly, if there is an image I don't desire the public to view, then it doesn't go up to Smugmug, or facebook, or a public forum.

    Homecoming-6-L.

    "That and you never know what's going to happen to the privacy laws in social media."

    And you may get hit by a bus on Wednesday. It is pretty hard to predict what the future of the internet may be and how it will directly affect you. Just curious, how would privacy laws affect images of your kids on the internet?

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    "Once you put something on facebook it's out of your hands. 15 years from now people might be able to search your child and see (naked??)baby pictures of them."

    Very true. Once something hits the internet it is out of your hands, for all time and you'll never get it back. So use discretion on anything you post. If you don't want naked shots of your children on the internet, then don't post them.

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    My oldest daughter and my six hour old granddaughter.

    Gary
     

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  5. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    Horrible things will continue to happen to children regardless of whether there are photos of them floating around on the interwebs.
     
  6. Joltinjess

    Joltinjess Mu-43 Regular

    120
    Jan 6, 2013
    Port Moody, BC
    Jesse
    Hypothetically, in the future, your 25 year old daughter comes to you and says " Dad I don't want baby pictures of me on the internet" " Why did you put them there?" I doubt that "Because I can" is going to be a sufficient answer.

    I would never suggest what people should do with their images. I am merely asking why they are not worried about doing it.

    It's not entirely unknown. Among other things there is the fear of them getting into the hands of some child pornography ring.

    I'm not a facebook expert, but I think that a lot of people that post pictures to facebook are assuming that they're only visible to their friends. Sometimes they are not, I've see pictures of kids, that I don't know, because someone that I do know has commented on their photo. The privacy laws of facebook could change and make all those "private" photos public.
     
  7. Dduval

    Dduval Mu-43 Regular

    190
    Aug 13, 2013
    Orlando, FL
    Facebook has all rights to your photos once posted, you have none. They are changing TOS again to even further dominate and use your content however they like. No way would I post my kids images on Facebook. In these forums, maybe...not sure.

    I do understand both sides viewpoint, however, I think I lean more to not posting pics of the little ones...
     
  8. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 12, 2012
    Sweden
    gus
    I would never ever post any pics of my kids where they were naked or half naked. And no pics that could have make them sad or embarrassed in ten years or so. But my kids are my pride and I must show them to the world.
    I see nothing wrong with that. My sister forbids me to post any picture of her children though. I respect that but sometimes it gets so silly, I think they are overprotecting. The world are full of evil, but I like to think of it as a wonderful place of goodness:)
     
  9. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    I never understood why people take naked pictures of their kids in the first place.
     
  10. ApGfoo

    ApGfoo Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 10, 2012
    Bay Area
    If you really cared about privacy you wouldn't upload to SkyDrive or send images via email either(because of hackers).

    That being said, just as long as you don't have naked images of the kids online, the parents can do pretty much what they want with the images.
     
  11. Dduval

    Dduval Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 13, 2013
    Orlando, FL
  12. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    "Hypothetically, in the future, your 25 year old daughter comes to you and says " Dad I don't want baby pictures of me on the internet" " Why did you put them there?" I doubt that "Because I can" is going to be a sufficient answer."

    My daughter is 25 y/o. She has viewed images of her and sister since 2004. No problems whatsoever. She is now posting images of her children.

    Conversely, what if your 25 y/o daughter come to you and says "Daddy, why didn't you post photos on the internet? It would have been nice to share my life with others."

    We can only act in a matter which reflects what we think/know is right and honorable and hope the future reinforces that we did the right thing. Posting photos of children, in and of itself, does no harm.

    "It's not entirely unknown. Among other things there is the fear of them getting into the hands of some child pornography ring."

    While this is potentially a possibility. I see it as a very remote outcome for my postings. There is so much "real" pornographic content on the internet, why someone steal a non-pornographic image of my child for a pornographic site. Of the tens of millions (guessing) of children's images on the internet, the odds are very remote that mine would be chosen.

    While the thought of your children's images being on a illegal child pornography site is profoundly disgusting, revolting, et cetera ... there are far too many real threats to children that such remote possibilities I don't have time to worry about. To me it is similar to being bitten by a shark or hit by lightening ... while I won't jump into shark invested waters after chumming or walk on top of hills during a storm in metal armor ... I will still enjoy and swim in the ocean and walk in the rain.

    "I'm not a facebook expert, but I think that a lot of people that post pictures to facebook are assuming that they're only visible to their friends."

    In life, one is better off when one understands rules/conditions and consequences. If those people are your friend, then you have best let them know that facebook is not a private place. How does this argument affect your personal code of posting images of your children?

    "Sometimes they are not, I've see pictures of kids, that I don't know, because someone that I do know has commented on their photo. The privacy laws of facebook could change and make all those "private" photos public."

    Again, then don't post anything to facebook which you do not want the general public to view or steal. I will not allow the potential of illegal acts to control my life. Maybe I'm naive or too trusting ... maybe you are too untrusting and fearful ... having a website which I control may minimize risks of easy theft and policy changes.

    Gary
     
  13. alex66

    alex66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 23, 2010
    I totaly agree with this, all the pictures we take of V we consider how she will feel at 16/18 about them. Also I do not see the point of them.

    I don't post photos of V online its a personal thing and it makes me feel uncomfortable, I can see why parents would put photos of their child scoring a goal or any other achievement though.
     
  14. Photodan1

    Photodan1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 26, 2012
    Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Dan
    Well said Gary. I have four kids and I do post photos occasionally of them but just use good judgement in what I post. I would never post the baby's bathtime photos, etc or anything that I view would embarrass them. You can't let the perverts in this world rule our every decision. If you don't want something misused then don't post it. A picture of my son or daughters playing in the yard or on the swing set can be seen by someone in the park or sitting on the porch across the street. I'm not going to hide them from the world or cover them with a sheet when out in public.
     
  15. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    It is my opinion that people are much too fearful/protective. Someone potentially stealing a picture of you child is not the same thing as someone stealing your child.
     
  16. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    1. I have photos of my kids seconds after being born. They didn't come out in a jumpsuit.

    2. I reserve the right to embarrass the heck out of them at their 21st.

    3. There is absolutely nothing wrong with naked kids/people. It's the tools with twisted minds that are wrong. My kids spent a lot of time, but naked on the beach as youngsters. And I have the photos to prove it. But I'm not posting those ones on line.

    Gordon
     
  17. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    Good luck with that Facebook. Without a model release, in Oz, I'll have your ass, regardless of the tripe you try on. Not to mention the futility of trying to enforce any policy retrospectively.

    Facebook can write any TOS they like. But they can't over ride local laws regarding commercial use of a persons likeness, including those that promote facebook itself.

    Gordon
     
  18. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    On topic.

    I post photos of my kids on Facebook and other media because I have a very large contingent of overseas family. When you get together once every two years social media is fabulous. But.

    * I'm reasonably careful what I post.
    * I watermark everything on Facebook.
    * I'll come after you if you even think about using/stealing one of my images.

    Gordon
     
  19. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    Exactly.

    I do not have kids, yet, but we have been talking about it. And if i did?

    Id post them on here because id be that damn proud about it. :2thumbs::drinks:
     
  20. Joltinjess

    Joltinjess Mu-43 Regular

    120
    Jan 6, 2013
    Port Moody, BC
    Jesse
    I feel like I do care about privacy. I think that with the internet flooded with kid pictures why would someone take the time to hack into my skydrive account to get pictures of my child? There's a difference between skydrive and facebook IMHO.

    I think that this scenario is rather unlikely. But if it does happen I'll still have all her pictures on file for her to share herself.

    Well said!

    I think that if I knew 100% that photos on facebook could only be seen by my friends and could never been seen by anyone else I would consider posting there.

    Really???:smile:

    My daughter is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I guess that I feel the need to protect more than the need to show pride.