Design for Life: We disagree about putting our children’s pictures online
This week, child psychotherapist Colman Noctor weighs up the pros and cons of putting your child’s photographs on social media
My husband and I are having an ongoing row over how often our children’s photographs should be on social media – or whether they should even be there at all. I’m a stay-at-home mother and often photograph our kids when we’re at the playground, with friends etc. I don’t see any harm in uploading those photographs to our Facebook and Instagram accounts. I have relatively few followers on Instagram and most of them are family or friends. But my husband believes it’s a dangerous practice and says that when the kids grow older, they might object to having been on social media before they could make any kind of choice about it. I think he’s being over the top. What can I say to convince him?