(Closed) Not Posting Pics on FB?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Facebook photos sometimes come up on google search, it is not as locked down as people think.  I am a huge fan of not posting kids pictures and I agree with your friend, there are just too many creepers out their who steal photos off of google search.  Also, anyone who is connected to that girl can “save” that photo to their own hard drives, so again, not so secure.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

Some people are very worried about things like that. To me, it doesn’t seem difficult to take a picture you would have a very hard time imagining a creeper getting off on, but lets you share your joy with your friends and loved ones. Not to mention, I’m pretty confident I’m not facebook friends with a bunch of pedophiles anyway. So I’m not sure exactly where they’re coming from with that fear. If we’re not talking bathtime pics (unnecessary anyway), it seems bordering on MJ-style paranoia to me.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

I have a perfect example of this.  I have a friend on FB who posted a pic of her kid in Halloween costume as he was trick-or-treating (you couldn’t see his face or anything).  Anyway, I “liked” the picture.  Later on, I noticed the same picture showed up on my newsfeed.  It turned out that my Future Father-In-Law (not a creeper, just not very FB-savvy) decided to share the pic on his page (he so does not know the difference between liking something and sharing it).  He is not friends with the mother of the kid and just thought it was a cute pic and the only reason he saw the pic was because I liked it.  I haven’t found any way to change the settings on my account to restrict friends from seeing what I like and I don’t know that the mom has any privacy settings on her account.  But if I were the mom and knew someone had a pic of my kid on their page, I would be pissed.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@laurel946:  I agree with the mother. Facebook is not nearly as private as you think. You are also giving your kid a digital footprint before they can even walk or speak or make decisions for themselves. I personally think it is a bit distasteful to post pictures of your children but to each themselves

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I have a close friend who wanted to keep pictures off of FB and has a private shutterfly album instead that you need to be invited to via email to access. She mostly does it because once you put pictures on FB then you give Facebook rights to the photos, and she just didn’t want to have ot be concerned with that. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Facebook security is terrible, or at least terribly hard to get right. And they keep changing how it works.

I think it is safe to assume that anything you put on the web, and certianly anything you put on Facebook, has a chance of becoming public.

You could ask her to email photos.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

@laurel946:  Yeah, I’m thinking the mom would have to change her privacy settings for her pics…because I can’t find a way to keep people from seeing pics I like on my end.  I can keep FB pages I like off of my timeline without a problem, just not other people’s pics/statuses.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My SIL (brother’s wife) mandated that no photos be posted of her son, who is now one years old. We did not realize this mandate and of course me being the happy aunt, and especially my mom with her first grandbaby, we posted pictures of the cutie.

We were told to remove the photos, and shortly after my SIL deleted my mother and I from her FB.

She has later said she think she had postpartum depression, and has sort of indirectly apologized.

While I can understand the concern for privacy, we were still offended. The only friends my mother has are her sisters and some nieces, and they are mostly out of state and just wanted to see the baby. They know how to get on FB and look at their newsfeed, but they generally can’t open email attachments and get pictures that way. FB was the only method.

So I am always iffy on the topic. I get the concern, and it is the parents’ choice, but it can still be a little lame.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Yeah, I’m childfree at the moment, but I wont’ be posting any pictures of my children on FB either. There is such a thing as over sharing, and besides that, the minors are defenseless in deciding for themselves what pictures of theirs gets to live on in perpetuity. That’s not fair to them, so I wouldn’t do it.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@bowsergirl:  They can’t open email attachments? Doesn’t pretty well any email program open photo attachments automatically?

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