For me, the only rule is no nudity. Or anything that could be construed as such.
Example. Here are my handsome boys fresh off of serious haircuts.
No backs of heads. Not restricted to profiles. Maybe I should be, but I am not really in fear of some whacko finding my child(ren), fully clothed, on the internet. I am also not fearful of someone trying to steal their identity.
Maybe it is my medication...or the fact that I literally refuse to watch the local news... or my 'crazy liberal' ways... but, in this area of child safety, I have mellowed.
The way I see it, if some perv wants some pics of partially clothed children - or heck, fully clothed children - they can get those images via their very own camera, in any American city by visiting the local park, swimming hole, playground or church.
Today, I went to Ian's kindergarten musical. I took pics of some really cute kids. I almost posted the pictures to this blog (primarily for our family to see), but decided against it because I did not have parental consent. However, I did post them on Facebook, where I have maxed out the security on such pictures. (Even though any of my 'friends' on Facebook could work around those privacy settings.)
Yes, I have posted pictures before of children on here, without parental consent, but today, something told me not to do it. And, I know exactly what that was.
I had just read this post at FreeRangeKids. However, instead of feeling liberated to post the pics, I leaned towards discretion. Because, I have also read things like this, and this.
So, tell me what you think!
- Do we reveal too much when it comes to our children?
- Or, are we way too paranoid when it comes to posting images of our children?
- What are your boundaries or rules when it comes to your own children?
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