(Closed) Posting info about your child on Facebook

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Not beyond an announcement of birth, no. As far as I’m concerned, if you put it on Facebook, you might as well put it in the newspaper. I think people have totally unrealistic ideas about privacy on Facebook. Once it’s out there, it’s out there.

Post # 4
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I wouldn’t put crazy amounts of details, but I would be comfortable with some photos. I have very private settings on FB, though, and people can’t see ANYTHING unless I’m friends with them.

Post # 5
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I probably wouldn’t, but it does seem to be the primary way our friends with kids share photos and connect with each other, so maybe I’ll change my mind in that context. I assume they have super-private settings turned on, but even so…I just don’t trust Facebook that much. A couple have accounts in their kid’s names (in both cases, the parents don’t actually have accounts, so I think they were created solely to share photos of the kids), which I find nuts; most only use parent accounts and tag other kids in photos with parents’ names, which seems a little more appropriate. (I do have a co-worker who had to get a FB account because it was the primary way his kid’s kindergarten class communicated with families, though, so it’s definitely infiltrating our culture!)

Post # 6
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have pictures, name and age on there. My page is private and I don’t accept friends unless they my actual friends. I like to share pictures with my friends and family and this seems the best/ easiest way to do that. Also, I don’t put address or phone number or anything like that. I might be a little more paranoid if I had a girl!

Post # 7
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I post my daughter’s pics online but everyone on my friends list knows where I live and how she looks anyway. I do it b/c it’s easier than mailing actual photos. However, only my friends can view my photo albums….which means by default not even her dad can view them b/c he’s not on my friends list….LOL.

She isn’t allowed to have any type of FB or Myspace page though…she is only 12 and 12 year olds don’t have a good enough grasp of what SHOULDN’T be put out for all the world to see/read.

Post # 8
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would put pictures and names, but then again, my profile is set to private.

Post # 9
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m a techie, and I honestly don’t trust the FB privacy settings…sometimes I think it gives people a false sense of security, as the company itself hasn’t proven itself to be the most trustworthy in my view  (like, do you ever play games or use other apps…bye bye privacay in many cases…)  So, just be careful, and it doesn’t hurt to assume non-friends might somehow be able to see whatever you post on FB.

Post # 10
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012
Post # 11
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I too am a techy and have learned from many recent articles (provided by my boss) about the privacy issues FB has. So I will provide only the basic info and maybe a few pictures. Just be aware that whenever you post pictures on the net, they can be accessible to anyone – especially blogs, flickr, etc. It really is an open book.

Here are a few articles that would interest you, check it out and make the necessary changes as I have:




Post # 12
7 posts

I set my privacy settings to ONLY friends viewing my photos, but I would be fine with it.

Post # 13
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I have friends whose baby is like six months old; they post stuff about him – last week it was “Sam was changing Luke’s diaper and Luke threw up into Sam’s mouth!” (seriously… you can’t make this stuff up!) – I think it’s unavoidable to share stuff like names, if you talk about your kids at all. 

Check you this website to see what your privacy settings really do for you: http://www.reclaimprivacy.org/facebook

Post # 14
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have my privacy settings to only my friends being able to see my posts, any information on my wall.  I do have it so that friends on friends can see my pictures, mostly for the wedding pictures, but you can make some albums more private than others, so if we had kids, those would probably be on friends only.  I don’t add people as friends unless I have actually known them in real life.

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