Posting pictures of your kids on social media may seem like nothing more than innocent family fun — siblings in a bubble bath, a birthday party, a soccer tournament win – but the resulting emotional and mental trauma may not be worth the digital likes. The negative side of posting about your kids online all boils down to a breach in privacy.
In 2017, a law was proposed in France that prevents people from posting pictures of others without receiving expressed permission, and anyone found guilty could face a fine of $48,000. The law was inspired by several instances wherein ex-lovers posted embarrassing photos of one another online to get revenge. While all these cases involved adults, authorities soon realized that children are among the most vulnerable members of society, and that well-meaning parents are often unable to see why it's dangerous to post pictures of their kids online.