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: 10-22-2009
Sun, 10-09-2011 - 9:21am
I would have let all the parents know i would be taking pictures and posting them on FB.... before i would even think about just doing it...

So i would take down the ones he is in or edit him out...
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Sat, 10-01-2011 - 11:16am

While I've read this thread, I haven't participated in it.

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Fri, 09-30-2011 - 2:29pm

Facebook and kids' photos can be tricky.

My 13 year old daughter is big into photography and her favorite subject is her friends. When she first started putting photos of her friends on FB, I told her the rule of thumb was to only post photos of kids who had FB pages that had already posted photos of themselves. Over the summer, her last remaining classmate without FB finally got one, so it's pretty much a non-issue.

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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 1:28pm

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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 12:53pm

That is awesome Lauren.

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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 12:19pm
The children's museum I work with has had to be very careful with their photos. We use a lot of them for publicity, so we have everyone sign a release for every camp, etc that we do. Then we have to be more careful by making sure the kids' nametags aren't readable in the photos. we've done a lot of photoshopping of those nametags ...

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 11:24am

We often sign something when the kids are going someplace that gives permission for pictures without identifying information to be taken and used for publicity purposes.

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

That is exactly the issue, EGD.

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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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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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