Sunday, February 24, 2013

Kids on The Internet

I don't judge anyone! I think when it comes to parenting there isn't an absolute right way. I think whatever works for you and your family is the right way for you!

There is something I struggle with all of the time. It's pictures of kids on the internet. I should rephrase this ... I love seeing pictures of kids on the internet! I love seeing the instagram pictures posted on twitter! I love seeing everyone's pictures of their little ones in their blogs! In fact, I'm a bit jealous (in a sense) that everyone isn't looking at pictures of my kids like that. My girls are beautiful and we take a ton of pictures (and there are so many that I'd love to share).

 I think I'm one of the few people left in the world that doesn't have a face book page and I've asked, and been pretty stern with my family about not posting pictures of my girls on face book (not just face book, all social media)! I honestly don't know that I have any valid reasons, other than I just don't want pictures of them on the internet! I've conjured up thoughts in my head (from watching too much news) that someone can track us down and kidnap them, some pervert could get a hold of the pictures (you know all things that you hear, THAT COULD HAPPEN).  Then there's the privacy of my kids. Anyone can take those pictures and do whatever they want with them. It's easy to save an image ... then it's someone else's forever. Those are my babies. Our pictures! I know there are privacy settings everywhere and I can put those in place. It's just something I'm not comfortable with yet! Maybe one day! 

I am so torn about this and struggle with this issue all of the time. Not in respect of anyone else and what they do. I wish I could get this out of my head and just share everything with the world. I know there are at least five pictures that I've taken today that I would share in a split second ... if I wasn't so crazy about this!

My blog would be better and I could make everyone smile with the antics that goes on here. This is nothing more then maybe a brief explanation of why there aren't any pictures on my blog. As well as, the possibility of working this out in my brain (although this didn't happen). I'm sure I will continue to struggle with this. Some say I'm extreme (and I know I am about this) ... it's just something I can't help. 

Thank you for listening to my rambles on this and I'm sorry I don't share pictures on here :(

I keep telling myself ... maybe one day! Never say never (just not right now).


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  2. I don't let photos of my kids on the internet either. I also never use their actual names etc on my blog. I found you on bloggy moms and following you on GFC now. I look forward to your future posts! You can find me at

  3. I don't think you are extreme. I have a couple of older pictures, but I don't post recent pictures of my children.

    At one time I did consider posting a new picture, but I read a post by another mommy blogger. She shared that one of her kids pics was used in a very inappropriate manner and she even had to report it to the child pornography authorities.

    I've asked people to take down pictures of my children also. You are not alone.

    The Sane Mom

  4. So glad to hear there are others that feel the same! Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one, especially among family and friends.

    My profile picture is actually a picture of my girls, my husband and I are okay with it because you can't see their faces, etc.

    Thank you both for sharing, it is nice to know I'm not alone, or over the top feeling this way!

  5. I love this post! I too will not share pictures of my daughter on my blog, so there may be some people who are like wow that's going too far..but not in my mind, there are way too many people right clicking photos, and saving them! So you have all the right to feel the way you do. :) By the way I found you on bloggy moms..You can check out my blog if you would like.

    I blog over at -

    (I blog about embracing life with my loved ones by my side, and of course life as a momma..and life with a toddler.) I'm following your blog. :)