Nowadays, when people take pictures of friends, I usually hear “Please don’t put these on Facebook.” And I honor that, and assume that unless they specifically tell me it’s OK, that I assume it’s not.To make matters worse, not only do I see pictures online of my child, but she’s even being identified by name.

Then you DEFINITELY should not be posting pictures of my child.

Maybe I’m old fashioned – or maybe that is just because I would like someone to understand that they should ask first.

I would never make that choice for someone else’s child.

Nor do I want someone else to make that choice for mine.

I realize this is the world that we live in, and the masses do this all the time.

Like I said in the initial phrases of this post, I am not bringing this up to be a discussion as much about whether it should or should not be OK, or safe, or whatever. We should consider how other parents might feel about things before we do them.

This is not about fear of something bad happening, or her image getting into the wrong hands. Just because you are OK with 2,432 pictures of your child online, does not mean that I am.

I need to figure out how to keep other people from posting pictures of my little girl on their Facebook pages.

Please note: I’m not bringing this up to discuss whether it is, or is not, good/safe/appropriate to put pics of young children on the Internet.