Should parents be able to post up pictures of their kids without permission?

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by editor, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill Enforced Holiday

    I have fuck all job prospects
     
  2. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill Enforced Holiday

    Can’t think of any job I have had mind where my social media postings have come up. Not sure why they’d be a problem anyway.
     
  3. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Sorry to read that.

    I have fb and twitter accounts in my real name which has put a bit of a dampner on my enjoyment of them.
     
  4. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill Enforced Holiday

    Ah fuck em. Got one life. Not going to waste it feeling sad.
     
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  5. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Employers are sometimes checking online personas, especially if they are obvious, same name and perhaps photos, and it can affect their views on a person. I wouldn't like some rash online content of mine to lose me a role.
     
  6. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    And for that matter, when I can work out who I am going to be interviewed by I always check their LinkedIn profile so I know 1) who I am dealing with and 2) some hints at suitable small talk that might keep them interested.
     
  7. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill Enforced Holiday

    That’s understandable. But I’ve never been to able to work in roles where a LinkedIn profile (to my knowledge) would be relevant. I’ve managed to work in roles that are either low wage (retail, childcare) or are reserved for ‘people like me’ (eg paid ‘user-involvement’ oporutnities).

    My life chances will change when we change society. It’s harder to change society when you’re hiding.
     
  8. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I do plenty of hiding.
     
  9. S☼I

    S☼I walk the water like a sun

    Tbh this is a ridiculous thread with a daft premise. You don't want to post pics if your kids or yourself, don't. But fuck if you can tell me whether I can put photos of my kids where I like. You silly fucking twats.
     
  10. S☼I

    S☼I walk the water like a sun

    No doubt editor will be along shortly to tell me why him taking photos of strangers for money is perfectly fine but me putting a pic of one of my kids on his website for free contravenes some sort of human right
     
  11. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Except NOBODY is telling you that. Literally NO ONE.
     
  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I've really no idea where you're going with this. Who is "taking photos of strangers for money" (unless you mean all commercial photographers, everywhere - and even then there are laws about the use of such photos) and what has it to do with the original article that started this thread?
     
  13. Glitter

    Glitter Goddess of rock!

    Why would it matter if someone has looked at them?
     
  14. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Sometimes it does matter as I am sure you have the imagination to think of, for example where an abusive husband is trying to find out where his ex-wife and kids have gone to, or where a paedo looks at someone''s kids on fb as part of stalking them etc ..
     
  15. Don Troooomp

    Don Troooomp Condescension and embedded self importance

    My wife does this, but her IG followers are pretty much all family with a few parents from my Daughter's school so it's hardly a concern either way. I have also done it, but my IG is for work so it's pretty formal(ish) most of the time - She poses for photos with a painting or whatever other prop is suitable for the needs of the post.
    I did the odd photo in order to encourage her to exert herself a little as she used to be very shy, but she's taken to it exceptionally well and even asked if she can do a couple of short videos, and that's helped her in her ability to express herself, especially when it comes to public speaking at school.
    I'm happy with the posts and see no issues.

    The other side of the coin is parents that post 'sexy' pictures of kids with deluded hopes of a modelling career and a lot of money, but you can't stop idiocy by avoiding posting perfectly normal pictures of your own.
     
  16. S☼I

    S☼I walk the water like a sun

    Apart from SpookyFrank in post 3. If he's NOT telling me that, I'd be interested to hear further clarification as it's possible I've completely misunderstood.
     
  17. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank If it's alive, don't lick it.

    No, I am telling you that.
     
  18. S☼I

    S☼I walk the water like a sun

    :D
    I await my apology from ed, more in desperation than confidence
     
  19. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    I think as long as you're proud of the photos and the kids are too young to be engaging with social media themselves it's not a problem. I don't know why it might be. There's no estranged family members it might upset and everyone's fully dressed and happy.
     
  20. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I think the issue is about recognising that children grow up and will typically get to a point where they are suddenly much more self-conscious (and their peers more picky), which is perfectly natural, and things which were fine beforehand just aren’t now. Of course teenagers can be dramatic but it isn’t fair to ignore what they feel.

    Not just restricted to social media either, or to teenagers - if I take a picture of a friend I don't put it up publicly without asking them first, because it's been taken in a private context, not as street photography.

    I doubt there is a big issue with this in general tbh, most people are kind of sensible, though there are always going to be examples of where they aren’t.
     
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  21. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    I am of course a hypocrite because I moan my tits off if my mum sticks a photo of me on her Facebook without asking first.
     
  22. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'm sorry I missed that one post, but I'm sure you'll now be quick to humbly apologise for your laughably backfiring 'only parents can talk about this, therefore you aren't entitled to an opinion' nonsense.
     
  23. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Only people who are someone's child are entitled to an opinion.
     
  24. S☼I

    S☼I walk the water like a sun

    I apologise.
    Disagree with "laughably backfiring", though :p
     
  25. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill Enforced Holiday

    It’s part of the discussion though isn’t it?

    To what extent (if any) do parents have ‘rights’ with regard to ‘their’ children?

    Can those of us without children understand the realities of parenting?

    This topic will always elicit questions like this.
     
  26. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    You seriously need to calm the fuck down :D

    It wouldn't matter if ever other person on this thread disagreed with you, parent and/or non-parent...you'd still do what the fuck you wanted anyway. Flaming nora :D
     
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  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Given that we've all had parents, I'd hazard a guess and say it's perfectly possible for someone without kids to come up with an empathetic, reasonable and well argued point of view, just as it's equally possible that a parent can come up with a fucking stupid argument.
     
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  28. kalidarkone

    kalidarkone Bringing YOU round.....

    I have often wondered about this issue -I haven't had to deal with it as my son is 25. I think I would continue to keep an physical (as opose to virtual) photo album and keep copies online for the kids so they can do what they want with them. I'll keep this in mind in case I have grandchildren.
     
  29. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill Enforced Holiday

    Yeah I agree. But this issue will, rightly or wrongly, come up in a conversation about parenting.
     
  30. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Parents who think that only they have the right to an opinion to how children are treated and socialised don't keep them at home and out of touch with the rest of the world, all of us in it and everything in it do they? How is that a fair relationship? :D
     
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