New mom Angie writes:
"I'm wondering how to handle baby photo sharing – what if he decides that he doesn't want to be on facebook? It will be long before he can make that choice :/"
I've been thinking about this for awhile. I never mention my kids' names here, and try not to tell specific stories about them unless it really really applies to the topic, because I don't feel like I have the right to expose themto the whole world just for the heck of it. And I know this is very public space.
But there are other areas that are not so public. I don't think msot people would think twice about posting their kids' photos on a photo-sharing service that they had to allow specific access to, so that grandparents and other relatives could see photos of the children.
But what about Facebook? It has privacy controls (in theory) so you're able to limit who sees your photos. But at the same time it's not really protected (they keep messing around with who owns the content you upload and where they can use your photos, for example).
And, as Angie says, what if your kids decide they don't want to be on Facebook?
I have started asking my kids before I post anything they say or do on Facebook, and give them approval of the wording before I hit "update." But you can't do that with a baby.
How are you guys handling it? The privacy issue, first? And then who has the right to your kid's image, you or them?