Honestly, yes, people posting like that is creepy, but actual attacks are more likely to come from someone close to the family than some complete stranger. That being said, I post pictures of Facebook and on here. My security settings are set for friends only, and with the exception of my profile picture, that's all who see my pictures and information. But I have too many family members who have moved away for me not to use that site to share with them.
It gets tough sometimes and I don't think people understand me sometimes. In fact I get pressure a lot of times from my FB friends (a lot of people I went to school with) to post pictures of my kids and were as I think it is an awesome way to keep in contact with people and catch up, all the freaks of the world have to ruin a good thing. It makes me angry!!! I did, at one point, dare to post some pictures on FB but quickly took them off.
I am still on the fence if I will here on SP. Maybe just one, we'll see......
I agree with your statement ALP. I have quit posting pictures of me on fb as it is a place where everyone is just to nosey . I told my husband that I prefer not to have any pictures of our baby on the fb. If family and friends want to and can come see us and the baby in person. I don't mind putting a pic on Sp though... but mostly because you can set your page to private and have selected friends. I am also from Canada and most people are from the states on here. Now the prob will be stopping friends from posting on Fb pics of our baby when it is born. I guess it is something that u could announce at a shower right or bring it up in conversation.
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Wow, thanks ladies! I feel glad that you guys were so honest with me. I just can't be too careful with my babies (okay, okay one of which is 13...) but stuff like this just twigs me out.
Thank you Silverson for your response and I am thinking that I agree. As much as I would love to put a photo of my sweet bambino when he's born, I don't know if I can bring myself to do it. I do love baby hands and feet so maybe I can do those.....
I'm just learning more about this too and I have to say I'm leaning towards not posting any baby pictures online either. All but 2 of my friends have pictures of their babies on facebook. The 2 who don't are both elementary school teachers are seem pretty well informed on the issue. It will be a major temptation to share adorable baby pictures but I think emailing probably the way to go.
Wow, that freaks me out too! I am part of a women's group who are victims of sex abuse, and I help children who have been through trauma such as this. I do not want to post any pictures on the internet either A L P. I've seen first hand the work that women and children have to put into their recovery for restoration, and it's painful. The creeps are the one who do the damage and these women and children are the ones who have to put in the hard work to heal. I don't want to voluntarily open any doors for pedophiles that I could possibly prevent. It's impossible to prevent sex abuse, but I will do my best to try.
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I work in the criminal justice field and have learned from experience that there are a lot of sick, corrupt people out there. Some get joy out of simply freaking other people out and some truly mean harm. You can never protect your family from everything, no matter how vigilant you are. That being said, I don't have any children yet (one on the way), so I haven't experienced that special urge to share photos. I do tell my sister to be very vigilent to protect her children, especially regarding internet safety. It is safest to always put security settings at the highest level and to keep personal identifiers at a minimum. I guess the safest way to share photos is to e-mail them to trusted friends and family!
I only post on facebook... though I have a pic here on sparkpeople but if I do that, it's only from a distance and I usually only have 1 or so. But I usually get very nervous about it. I don't give out our first or last names on the internet either.
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Hey all. I was cruising Facebook this morning and I am on the Baby Center's page and I guess there was some freak on there who was making some VERY inappropriate remarks about babies. Very much a pedophile.
Some people go on there and post pictures of their kids for the purpose of sharing with other mom's. Sick people, it makes my stomach lurch!
Baby Center has reported them to FB but I am not sure if how long it takes to get something done about it.
Do you post pictures of your kids online? This bothers me because I don't. I haven't and I know that people here on SP want to see pictures of my little guy once he comes but crap like this freaks me out to no end. I am all about NOT posting pictures of my kids. What do you do???
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