Tech Etiquette 101: Sharing Photos

This week I want to discuss something that is forgotten about so often with the emergence of social media. The sharing of photos is something that is often done without thought. I am also guilty of this. I tend to get so excited about photos (especially involving my little prince) that I just post, without asking permission. 

Its not just people who are concerned with how they look that we should be considerate of. Not everyone wants photos shared of their children. I share photos of mine, but I am aware of my privacy settings. The problem with this is that not everyone is. It is frustrating when people share photos without my permission. 

I think one of the worst things about this is that if a business, camp, or school take pictures of children, they have to have a signed waiver from parents. So, if schools who are not necessarily going to share the photo with the public have to have permission- why don't strangers. 

I am not even going to discuss strangers taking photos of me or my family today- that is for another post. 

The point of this post is to encourage you to be aware of the photos you are sharing on social media- make sure it is okay with the subject if you share. This only takes a few seconds - I'm sure they will return the favor. 


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1 comment :

  1. I have GOT to find some sort of release or something for public events with Bean.  We will be doing more and more live events.... Ugh!!!  I need help.