Since the world has jumped into the instantly shareable, look at me mentality and lifestyle of social media, we’ve forgotten that the content we’re sharing doesn’t always have the permission of everyone involved.
Have you ever had an unflattering picture of you posted and tagged online? Just look at these beauties that my friends have no idea I’ve put in this blog.
Chances are you’ve either untagged the pic, or even talked to the person and asked them to take it down. But what if you were a baby when the picture was taken? What if there were hundreds of pictures of you growing up for the world to see, and you didn’t even know about them?
We’re just now getting to the point where kids who have had their entire childhoods (potty training and all) shared all over the internet, are coming of age and saying ‘what the hell is this? I never told anyone they could put that up’. If you’re a parent who’s been doing this for some time, take a look at this story from Australia where the 18 year old girl in question is suing her parents.