Post # 1
This is a bit of a vent and lack of understanding on my behalf. Why do mothers post photos of their children who have been attacked by a dog or in an accident on Facebook? Today, a distant relative posted a photo of her son who had been attacked for the second time by the same dog. The first time he had facial lacerations that required reconstructive surgery, and this time it’s facial lacerations again. I’m going to just hide her on facebook because these posts bother me. Another relative posted photos of her daughter after a globe off a ceiling light fell on her head. She had a huge knot and mild concussion. I just don’t get it. Anyone else with insight, understanding, or not, of these type of situations?
Post # 2
One of my friends posted a picture of her daughters (about 8 years old) hand with a blade from a craft knife stuck in it a couple of days ago… I was like WTF???? There was blood everywhere.
But then, it is no more of an overshare than the baby poop posts. I just don’t get it.
Post # 3
Attention. AND the one family needs to figure out a better way to handle that dog…
Post # 4
Maybe they want sympathy for their children? For themselves? It’s sort of like… Why do we update our status when we are eating a really delicious sandwich? The internet allows people to be the center of their own world, and they want acknowledgement that what they go through is a big deal.
I say ignore it. I surely won’t be doing that with my kids.
Post # 5
peachacid: I agree! Apparently, it’s her ex-husband’s dog. People commented about this being the second time this happened. She said he will no longer be around the dog. :-/
Post # 6
I don’t understand why ANYONE posts pictures of injuries on FB. They always gross me out. Also, that dog needs to be put to sleep.
Post # 7
Because they’re attention whores. And stupid.
Post # 8
I think close relatives and friends would want to see the child and see how they are. If one of my nieces/nephews had a mild injury (like the light bulb one) I’d like to see a photo. Not so much the injury itself, but her/him recovered and grinning.
The dog one is different because it is (or should be) more about outrage and raising awareness of a problem; and Facebook is good for that because other people start sharing it. There should be some sort of punishment of the ex over this – it’s irresponsible parenting.
Post # 9
Yep, attention. Sad that these children are obviously in need of emergency medical care and these parents are concerned about snapping pics for Facebook.