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Friday, July 31, 2020

Leave The Kids Out Of This, Please!

Vox Day discusses the matter of family privacy on his blog.

But there is no reason to make it easy for the stalkers and trolls and would-be harassers to chronicle your life, and the harder you make it for them, the more likely it is that they will cross a criminal line that will give the police, or at least the social media police, a reason to crack down hard on them. And, more importantly, living a public life online should be the child's choice, not the parent's.

Got to give it to him he has always been pretty consistent on the topic.

When G. Orwell wrote about Big Brother watching you back then, he had probably never thought that the time would come when people would voluntarily provide the most sensitive info about their life and family for everybody out there to see.

Women especially often take this to the extreme, turning even an innocent desire to share some good news into attention wh8ring. There were cases when criminals planned their robberies based on the detailed information placed by home owners on Facebook about their next vacations. Whatever you choose to do, please don't violate the privacy and innocence of your children for social upcummies. 

There is really no reason to share the important moments of their lives with strangers, because outside of your immediate family and some select friends, nobody really cares even though they are sending you their likes right now. 

Here is an interesting video which deals with the topic.

4 comments:

  1. I Concur. Keep kids out of social media, even if they are old enough to use it.


    They didn't ask to be in it; it is privacy invasion for the kid; plus, there are creepy people around. Social media companies love to have information on anyone and everyone, including the kids.

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  2. It's amazing how little some people care about privacy nowadays. They will shrug their shoulders and say something along the lines of: "oh, they know everything they need to know already", or even worse, "I don't have anything to hide."

    You are very right about creeps on social media, they were some murder cases connected to it even. Safety and privacy of children should go above all else, imo.

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  3. I totally agree. I have often wondered, particularly with some of the most egregious instances of violating a child's privacy, how they will feel about their mother's folly when they are old enough to understand it.

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  4. It starts in the uterus already, with moms-to-be posting pictures of their first ultrasounds on Facebook, not realising that things could go wrong. When I was younger, many women wouldn't even mention it to anyone till after 3 months and out of the danger zone.

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