Ask Amy: I asked him to take my kids’ photos off Facebook, and he flipped out

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)

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DEAR AMY: What is the etiquette on taking photos of other people’s children and posting them on social media?

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune) I am the mother of two small children. The first time I encountered this issue was when my oldest was 2 and my youngest was a few months old. We attended a family function and a guest at the party took pictures of me and my children. He proudly showed me the images and told me that he had posted them on his Facebook account.

I kindly told him to please remove the images off his account. I was shocked by his reaction; he became upset and made a huge scene at the party, but I did not back down (and my husband stood by me). I have experienced versions of this since then.

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My social media accounts are all private. I feel that my job as a parent is to protect my children, and that includes their social media footprint.

I do not post many photos of my children and I would never post a picture of someone else’s child without the parents’ permission. I go as far as to ask the parent if it’s OK to take a picture of their child and then inform them that I will NOT be sharing them on social media.

I know that it will get harder

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