(Closed) Why mothers post photos of their injured children on Facebook?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Attention.  AND the one family needs to figure out a better way to handle that dog…

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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 # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
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Busy bee

Because they’re attention whores. And stupid. 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yep, attention. Sad that these children are obviously in need of emergency medical care and these parents are concerned about snapping pics for Facebook.

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