Sharing photos of your kids on social media.

Sunday, 5 March 2017
Maisy Meow Sharing Photos of your children on line

Our generation are a 'first'. The first generation to go through life with the internet as a major part of our every day lives. Everyone has an opinion on how much we should use it, how it affects our social skills, how safe it is and everything else - but no one really knows the long term effects it has on us and our children because it's not been around long enough for us to find out.

SHARING PERSONAL INFORMATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA

As a blogger, I share my life on the internet. I open up and chat about things most people only discuss with close friends. I share photos of my home on instagram and talk about what I had for breakfast on twitter. Everything in my life is online and as a new mum, a huge part of that life is my baby boy. He's with me everywhere I go (seriously, even in the shower) and my life revolves around his wants and needs. So if I'm sharing my life, is it okay to share pictures of him too? 

Personally, I'm of the opinion that sharing photos of him on line is no different to sharing his face with the public when we're out and about. I don't cover his face when we're going to Tesco and I don't feel the need to do it on line. With that said, I do think there needs to be boundaries. I imagine him as an adult and wonder if he'd really be happy if I posted pictures of his bare bum all over the internet (even if it is ridiculously cute just now). Naked bath photos, which are some of the cutest, are shared with family members and close friends only for that reason.

Basic internet safety should always apply and I'm always careful not to share personal information or give any clues about where I live or work. Whether you share photos of your children or not, that should always be the case and it's something I'll be sure to teach my family too.

I actually think this generation of kids are lucky that they'll have so much to look back on when their older. I love looking back on my old baby photos and hearing stories of what our life was like back then. New kids of this generation, however, can look back at their parents facebooks and see years of photos and videos of themselves and probably read the statuses of their parents complaining that they won't sleep, or laughing at something funny they've said. Whether they'll enjoy that or not, is another question. We can only wait to find out.

What's your thoughts on sharing photos of your kids and family online? 



8 comments on "Sharing photos of your kids on social media. "
  1. Totally agree with you on this! I never thought about how many memories they'll have to look back on, it's really lucky!xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. It is - I wish so much I'd be able to go back and see what my mum and dad would have put on facebook about me haha!x

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  2. This is a great read, thanks for including me. I love the memories that we are creating for them :)

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    1. It's so hard not too, especially when they're just so cute!xx

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  4. Such a great way to look at it - there are going to be literally hundreds of photos for our kids to look back over. I've even created a google account for my son that I will give him when he's older, which I'm using to back up all his images on!

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    1. That's the cutest idea ever! I've backed up all my photos and vids on drop box and icloud because I can't bring myself to delete any of them! xx

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