Parents sharing (oversharing?) pictures of their kids online: parental pride or invasion of privacy?
Maybe you should talk about this with your kids. (Or your parents?)
I have to agree that there should be a two way conversation on this, however a six year is not going to be able to have that discussion with their parents. Unfortunately by the time a child is old enough to talk to their parents, the internet is flooded with their images. And yes Identity Theft is one thing that can happen.
I know there are courses for Seniors to teach them how to protect themselves and there is a Safe and Secure Online for Children.....seems we are missing a course or two.
While at ArcelorMittal and doing Security Awareness training, we developed (and stole) materials for parents. Things like a cheat sheet of acronyms that kids were using on the internet, an agreement on proper usage of the internet for kids and parents ....it just had points about what kids should and should not do on the internet and funny enough one of the points was posting personal information and pictures.
Call me old fashion, but I know we want to post those great vacation pics where our prodigy have done amazing things (five year old swimming with the pigs or stingrays, etc). but we all need to be cautious.
Question for everyone? Does education help?
I pay for their food.
I pay for their housing.
I pay for their healthcare.
I pay for their transportation to all of their events.
They are not 18 or 21 depending on local laws about the legal age of adulthood.
They have no right to demand anything of me.
Those are the facts.
My 16 year old daughter loves going to MLB games with me. I don't ask her if it is o.k. to point and shoot or do selfies before I post them while we are at games. It happens.
I'm also a very reasonable person. If you *ask* me to be considerate of posting your pictures online I will take it under advisement.
The consent form for our large children's club specifically states that it is very likely that your children's picture will appear in social media either during events or during the normal course of the club.
This sounds like a child who hasn't had mommy say "I'm the boss"-either directly or through actions.