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My adult children's photos are already on the internet. I think all the ones I used are on Facebook.
The older I get the more convinced I am that privacy is no longer possible. I don't believe that the government guarantees it as a right any more in the way you and I used to enjoy it 30+ years ago. If you or an attorney type would beg to differ, I would love to hear about the protections available, that have not been dumped.
The best defense I can think of today is to live a clean and open life and our community build local protections.
A decade ago, I was a told I was a LIAR when I tried that.
- fun & interesting
- invasion of their privacy
Some parents are concerned about possible exploitation by unsavory lurkers by having their children's pictures scattered all over the 'net. There is some justification to that, I I respect their feelings.
Otherwise, if someone has a "balanced" group of scrapbook photos, it's neat to see pictures of the family. After all, they're a vital part of a person's life. Pictures with the young 'uns can be fun to view especially if they are involved in some type of activity. That would make the picture more interesting.
Children are blessings (although parents sometimes think otherwise when their kids are naughty). For those who aren't worried about the internet exposure, having children (and other relatives, such as grandma or grandpa) in a photo is a reflection of the member and his/her situation.
This is not a private site -- anyone can see what's going on here. I'm not familiar with the feature you describe for privacy, but for those who are concerned, it would be worth their time to find out and decide from there.
None of them would mind, they are continuously posting pics of themselves anyway.
I am on Facebook and until Pete died only had like one profile pic. I now have quite a few pics. My kids have only a few times wished they hadn't friended me lol. But, their grammy is on there too :-).
As for being found on the internet, I am on there quite a bit and anyone industrious enough would be able to figure out where I am, where I work, etc. . .because there are news clips and articles and posts I've made, and articles, and digs I've been on, etc. There is very little one can do to keep information about ones self from showing up on the web, almost all papers are hooked in digitally even small town newspapers. Universities submit news stories on graduates, researchers, etc. Businesses include contact information and employee information online on their web pages, etc.
If one of my kiddos asked me not to post their pic, I would of course respect that. But, otherwise I am not too worried about it. People save their pics in the "cloud" now so they are never lost, which means they are out there and anyone interested enough can get to them.
In today's world of FB and social media you can't keep yourself from being "found".
One, because they are the best part of me;
Two, they're all out of the nest, so anyone who figures out where I live doesn't have access to my children and Three, my younger son has Down Syndrome and I want people to know that, to gauge their reaction.
Anyone who knows my last name can easily find me on the Internet but that's my maiden name.
As far as playing it safe, I think prayer, especially Psalm 91, is our best protection.
Be wise as serpents and gentle as doves...