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Old 06-10-2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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I just looked at a picture a former co-worker posted on Facebook.

Today is her 14 year old son's birthday, and the picture is of him as a toddler, about 2 maybe, sitting on the toilet, pants around his ankles, reading a picture book.

Everyone commenting seems to think it's very funny, and kind of "payback" for all the trouble kids can be.

I guess I'm in the minority that I think it is awful to post something like that on Facebook, or the internet in general, for that matter.

The teen years are hard emotionally, and bullying is at an all-time high. I feel sorry for this poor kid. What do you guys think?
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I feel the same Annette. Why put the kid through that?
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I feel the same Annette. Why put the kid through that?
Thanks, Sherri. Since you have teens I value your opinion. I always think maybe my kids were teens so long ago, that I'm just a fuddy duddy.
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I think both of mine would "de-friend" me on fb if I EVER did anything like that! LOL
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I think it depends on the kid. Some would take it in stride. I think it also assumes the kid is tagged in the photo. If not, and if the kid's friends are not FB friends with the mother, they may not be seeing the photo.

Kids need to be able to take a little teasing. Teasing, not bullying.
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If the child thinks it's funny, then I think it's fine, but I can't imagine that a 14 year old finds that amusing. I really hope his mother checked with him before she posted that. My kids would have been mortified.
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Oh that sounds embarrassing for him!
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I just don't think that's appropriate. When my ds turned 16, I posted a really cute head shot of him, with his permission. I'm not friends with him on facebook, but I don't post without asking. I don't want to see a picture of anyone's kid on the potty. I also feel sorry for kids whose parents post pictures of them in the ER, getting braces put on, etc.
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My 12 yo daughter would kill me if I posted something like that on FB. I homeschool her, so we don't have the bullying, but like bugga pointed out, the teen years are so difficult, why make things harder than they have to be. My daughter wouldn't mind if I put a pic of her while in the tub as a baby in her scrapbook, though, because it's not a public thing like FB. Once you start posting stuff online, it's up for grabs to anyone to use. I post very little on my FB page, especially pics because of that reason. I've often wondered how many pics are taken from people's FB pages and used in ways they were not intended.

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My 12 yo daughter would kill me if I posted something like that on FB. I homeschool her, so we don't have the bullying, but like bugga pointed out, the teen years are so difficult, why make things harder than they have to be. My daughter wouldn't mind if I put a pic of her while in the tub as a baby in her scrapbook, though, because it's not a public thing like FB. Once you start posting stuff online, it's up for grabs to anyone to use. I post very little on my FB page, especially pics because of that reason. I've often wondered how many pics are taken from people's FB pages and used in ways they were not intended.

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Yes, the mother who posted the picture is an educated person and works in an office with computers. I can't believe she doesn't know that ANYTHING you post on the internet could be up for grabs by anyone, and that nothing you post will ever go away.

This is a big world we live in, and there are lots of predators online everywhere. I've seen stories on TV about pictures being stolen and used in online pornography. Chilling.

My youngest daughter used to frequent some parenting forums when her children were babies. There are freaks out there with a "diaper" fetish. They were coming to the forum and making nasty disgusting comments about pictures the moms posted of their babies in diapers. Ugh!
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I think it's horrible of her to do something like that. All 3 of my children (13, 12 and 9) would be humiliated if I ever did something like that! They'd hate me for life, and I'd deserve it.
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