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Baby pics on Facebook : to post or not to post?

Did you know that two-thirds of parents post pictures of their newborn on Facebook less than 60 minutes after birth? To post or not to post? That is the question. We all love sharing funny and adorable parts of our lives on Facebook, but when it comes to your new born, or toddler, is it safe?
We’re starting to see a generation that is growing up on Facebook, one day their accounts will span their entire life time, from birth to old age. This hasn’t happened before, as for most of Facebook started after college, once we were through the awkward stage and the braces stage. So is it fair to share their developmental milestones on Facebook? According to a new study, just under a quarter of parents are purposely not sharing pictures of their children online, as they don’t feel comfortable with the lack of control they have over who sees the photos. On the other hand, social media sites like Facebook are designed to help us share moments in our lives with others, especially family members that aren’t close enough to experience those key life moments. But with new social platforms popping up all the time, like Instagram, creating a visual record of our lives is becoming front and center to the way we engage with social media. So, the question is, would you daughter or son want you to post that picture, and share it with more than just your Aunt Millie? Like this, if you post photos of your family online. 

Written by Kirsten Dunlaevy

Kirsten Dunlaevy is a blogger for BullGuard. With a background in advertising and branding she is extremely familiar with the ups and downs of social media and the world of communication. Kirsten is here to educate you on how to navigate all things digital, in a safe and responsible manner. Her other passions are decidedly un-digital, she loves being out on the water and cooking.

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