I had someone favorite a photo of my children on flickr.I thought it was weird because they didn’t have a profile or any photos of their own. I had just blocked them when I saw I had flickr mail. I checked the mail and it was from a mother that had photos of her daughter which had been favorited by this person. She sent the email below to all the parents of children whose photos were favorited by this person.
you might have noticed that a flickr member by the name (*see below) has favorited several of your pix. they did mine as well, but only pix of my daughter and most were of her in a bathing suit. i always go look at the pictures of people who favorite mine, this person has no pix. i flickr mailed them, nicely noting that they had favorited my pix and i’d like to see some from them. they have not responded. so i thought i would see what else they favorited because i was a little disconcerted by the choices they had made to favorite. i was very surprised to see several pages of very similar favorited pix of little girls in bathing suits and other pix of children. i tried to give them the benefit of the doubt, but it just made me too uneasy. so i blocked them. this means that they no longer have access to my pix and any they have favorited are taken away as well. i highly recommend that you take the same action.
i hope this does not upset your day. but i think people should know about these things.
I took a look at the person in question’s flickr favorites today. Many are now gone. Way to go parents! The photos that are left are mostly of girls in bathing suits or their bellies are showing. The photo that was favorited had Petite Clown’s belly is showing as she backed up against her father because she was afraid of the horse they were petting.
I am going back to how I did it before. All photos of my kids will be private for families eyes only on flickr. I can place whatever photos I want on my blog and even if the photos are private readers on this blog will be able to see them.
I only recently started making the kids pictures public in flickr on a regular basis. Before I did it only occasionally. I am still trying to decide if I should make all the photos of my children private on flickr and perhaps even stop putting them on this blog.
I would like to hear what others think about this. Do you make your children’s photos private on flickr? Do you put pictures of your kids on your blog? What about pictures of yourself?
*I have taken the name out. I am not 100 percent sure they are a freak even if I am highly suspicious of that fact. However, that is not enough to send everyone to their flickr profile with pitchforks and fire.