We should not post about our children or put their pictures here social media platforms, in particular Facebook. Many of us are very guilty of this. I have been very bad myself.
Here are a few reasons:
SAFETY AND SECURITY
We compromise the safety and security of our loved ones by posting detailed information about their lives. A quick look at some social media pics will quickly reveal all kinds of intimate knowledge about your children, where they go to school. The reality is that we live in a crazy world and the less information shared about loved ones the better.
RIGHT TO PRIVACY GONE
We have robbed our children of their right to privacy. By adding pictures and stories of our children we have created social media personas for our children whether they like it or not. Most of us have put enough information on social for artificial intelligence to write a detailed volume about our lives.
The more information we add on our children the more that their social media Personas and databases can be refined.
Here’s a scenario. If Facebook knows that you have a certain illness which is genetic, it could speculate on the health of your children for whatever purpose.
NO CONSENT GIVEN BY OUR CHILDREN
There’s so much detail about us but we put this information out there willingly. What about our children? When did they get to decide and approve this? Give them a choice on the matter. Let them decide if they want to be on social media.
PICTURES ON FACEBOOK
If you post pictures of your children on Facebook, in time the artificial intelligence will be able to identify with your children in other parts of the Internet.
THE 10 YEAR CHALLENGE
The AI Is getting so good that it will be able to identify your children 10 years from now, based on pictures that you put today or posted years ago.
Remember the 10 Year challenge? We probably helped the AI to get even better at seeing how we age.
HOPELESSNESS, DESPAIR EMBARRASSMENT
In time it is very possible that our children will want nothing to do with social media and yet there will be tonnes and tonnes of information about them, their childhood, your families and everything else out there. Put yourself in your child’s situation.
This could lead to hopelessness and despair for the future adults even if they decide not to have social media Accounts and profiles at all.
As young adults or teens our children will discover that their parents were posting a lot of information about them, some of it is very embarrassing and potentially prejudicial in the world.
EMPLOYMENT, ACCESS TO CREDIT, OTHER THINGS
The could affect their chances of employment, access to credit and finance, and other things that we cannot imagine. It might seem ridiculous right now but the world of tomorrow is a hyper connected world.
Facebook is getting more powerful by the day. As we add more information about ourselves and our families, Facebook is enhancing and improving the massive repository of information that it has on us and anyone else who is connected to us for it’s perm agenda and bottom line.
Even before our children are old enough to decide for themselves, Facebook already knows that huge deal about them. And each of the eye this could put our children at a massive disadvantage.
They could find them a statistic in a world of numbers, Where is so much is known about them already before they even venture into the world of work.
In the age of artificial intelligence and big data having information about you out there could be a least desirable thing.
Tomorrow your children could be haunted by your innocent posts of today.
FACEBOOK CANNOT BE TRUSTED
Facebook cannot be trusted. History has shown this, the company has had many brushes with the law regarding privacy and over the past year there are numerous incidents regarding Facebook and data.
Project Atlas at Facebook has shown the extent that the company will go to mine every single aspect of our lives for data. Facebook Has shown time and time again that when it comes to privacy it will push the boundaries.
INFO ON OUR CHILDREN
If we cannot trust Facebook with our data, can we entrust it with information on our children?
PROTECT YOUR FAMILY
Friends, protect your family and your children from social media.
JOY TODAY, POSSIBLE REGRET TOMORROW
The very same things we do innocently today, we might regret tomorrow. Sharing pics and info of our children could be one of them.
DON’T MESS IT UP FOR THE CHILDREN, PLEASE
If we have messed up our own lives with social media, let’s not do the same for our children.