Remember when Ameesha Patel shared a picture of Sanjay and Manyata’s twins on a social networking site without Dutt’s permission, her act was not much appreciated by her best pal and mom Manyata as the Dutt’s were not planning to publicize their twins to the world any time soon.
This is not only confined to the celebrity parents but a new study found that as many as 57 per cent of parents ‘strongly dislike’ when people post photos of their children without their permission.
More than half of parents are concerned about the overexposure of their children on the internet and not only this some parents even ensure that their kids don’t get photographed at all, for fear that the images might end up online.
Bharti Mehta, a 27 year old homemaker said that she and her husband never post photos of their daughter online. She calls their decision a personal preference based on what we know about how digital media is evolving.
When they are in a group outing or at a birthday party, she make sure that her daughter’s pic is cropped from all the pictures going online. She further added that she emails the images to friends and loved ones, which she feels is a more private medium. When asked the reason about the same she instantly replied that may be it sounds orthodox but she strongly fears that something bad will happen if her daughter’s photos are made public,(kisski ki nazar lag jayegi and she might fall ill ya kuch aur ho jayega.).
On the other hand Charu Nagpal, a working professional gave another reason for her dislike, she said that she is not against posting the pictures of her son online but when someone else does it without her permission that really irks her as she believes that she simply wants to be the one to decide what is published about her child.
Well the reason can be any but the study proves that more than 50% parents doesn’t appreciate when friends share photos of their children without permission
Besides this the study also found that more than a third – 36% – of respondents strongly dislike when Facebook friends share too much personal information about themselves. So are you among the 57% or remaining few? Share your opinions with us by replying in the comments section.