Facebook Etiquette Debate

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Facebook Etiquette Debate
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Fri, 09-23-2011 - 8:10am
Issue: Mom throws a birthday party for her 8 year old son that involves ten kids ages 7 to 10. Takes photos and puts two dozen of them up on fb for friends and relatives to see. Kids are not tagged or ID'd in any way other than as friends of the birthday boy. Photos are set to "friends only." Mom of one of the boys, who is not a fb user, throws a fit and says she never consented to have her son's photo on fb and demands they be taken down. This kid is in about half the photos. WWYD?
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Registered: 02-04-2009
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 7:32am
IMO that kind of sucks. I mean I get the reasoning, but it would suck that a kid can't have his birthday pictures posted because some other kid's Mom objects. By the time my grandson is in middle school--which will likely have a new and better name ;) -- parent will probably have to have release waivers signed before their kids can attend a party.

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 7:42am

Possibly.


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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 9:36am
Yeah, I am thinking if I had small kids nowadays I would be in trouble. I would probably create a "close friends and family list" and just share family pictures there, and if somebody found out and objected, too bad. I don't se the difference between me doing that and me printing them out and mailing them to relatives.
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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 9:55am
puss_boo_kay wrote:
IMO that kind of sucks. I mean I get the reasoning, but it would suck that a kid can't have his birthday pictures posted because some other kid's Mom objects. By the time my grandson is in middle school--which will likely have a new and better name ;) -- parent will probably have to have release waivers signed before their kids can attend a party.


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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 9:59am
I've signed waivers for birthday parties at climbing walls & those trampoline places.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 10:33am

Lol, what you would replace the photo with.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 10:44am

Well the pictures were taken in the context of another kid's birthday party. What if some of the pictures that have the one boy in them are primarily pictures od the birthday boy?

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 10:48am
i do too. or wait, maybe i don't sign anything, i think schools, the Y and such only want your signature if you do NOT want your kids picture in any publication, newspaper, etc.

 

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 11:08am

OT, but this reminds me of a funny story.

Years ago, my aunt's family had a birthday party for her and took several family photos while they were there.


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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 11:23am

That is exactly the issue, EGD.