Should We Publicly Post Photographs of our Children Online?

Should We Publicly Post Photographs of our Children Online?

The question should really read, do we have a right to publish online, whether on Facebook, Instagram or any other social media outlet, photographs of our children? Our children, afterall, have not given us, their parents, any consent to publicly display photographs of them during their childhood years. Children are one of the most vulnerable groups on the internet, we all know that. We are all aware of the risks that are posed with online imagery. Why do we instinctly reach for that publish button and hit it without considering any future ramifications? Why has it become second nature for parents to weekly, even daily, post photos of their children?

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