Mum turns to internet to share her frustration after a friend shared photo’s of her child online without her permission.
Posting on the forum Mumsnet, she asked other users if she was being unreasonable to request she take the photo’s down.
“We have no recognisable photos of our DC (darling child) on social media. My visiting friend has just posted some where they are recongisable and I’m tagged. DC aren’t tagged, no names mentioned. She didn’t ask our opinion/permission…
“Am I being unreasonable to ask her to remove those where DC can be recognized?”
People agreed she was well in her rights to calmly ask her to remove the photo.
– “Yes, you are perfectly within your rights to ask her to remove them, and she probably should have asked you, especially if she can see that you never put pics of your kids online (I have a couple of friends the same and I just know not to put any pics of their kids on FB).
But, tbh, if she has a private FB page and it’s only going to be her friends and your friends seeing these images then I don’t really understand the problem with your children being ‘recognised’ (unless there are child protection issues?) Do you worry about your children being ‘recognised’ in the street?”
– “Just ask her. I accidentally posted a picture in a group of a friend’s child, completely forgetting that she doesn’t put pictures up. She asked me to take it down. I apologised profusely and did immediately. Not a drama.”
– “Ask politely and don’t give a lengthy explanation. You say she’s a friend so she might be embarrassed to have upset you so keep it light (like, would you mind closing the door, tone of voice, rather than OMG you put me child at risk, how could you be so selfish and heartless). Although given you are asking, I’m sure you would be kind!”
The original poster responded to comments saying, “Thanks! I’ll keep it light. I’m not hugely offended but just rather she didn’t. But she’s so much more relaxed than I am about things, that I just wanted to check I wasn’t being psycho uptight! ”
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