Why I Refrain From Posting My Child’s Face On Social Media

I’m not the typical mom blogger who posts daily pictures of her child on social media in cute outfits or baby activity centers, and I am just fine with that. Would I love to show off my adorable son who’s smile lights up a room? Of course I would. It’s hard to have such restraint, because he is the cutest little guy around.

If you’re wondering why I don’t post his face on social media, it has nothing to do with me. It is all about him and his future. As a baby, he has no way of defending himself. How do I know that he won’t want his naked baby butt all over the internet when he’s 30? Okay, well that one is pretty obvious, but would he want himself in the public eye at all before he even had a voice? I know he’s adorable and that’s really all that matters. I’m not here to blog about how cute my son is. I’m here to share my journey of mother in hopes that it will help another mom along the way. I’m sorry you only get to see my baby’s hands or feet, but what he looks like won’t change the information in my articles.

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the teenagers suing parents for posting baby pictures without consent. This doesn’t worry me. Of course I don’t want my son suing me, but it’s more about his privacy and preferences than anything. With all the new facial recognition software out there, who knows what will happen with pictures in the future. I’m no social media virgin, so putting my face up online doesn’t worry me. It was my own choice.  So I’m sorry to all you moms who want to see more baby pictures, but right now I just can’t do it. I hope you understand it’s for the best interest of my son.

 

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