You have brought your baby home from the hospital. Every day he/she will be showing new developments. You will be anxious to share your baby’s photos with your friends and family. Social networks like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram are good places to share his/her photos and videos.
It is absolutely fine to put up photos and videos online, but keep in mind few things before uploading them.
Make sure whatever information you provide on Facebook is private to you and your friends. Do not always tag the specific locations where you are living. Do not let strangers know your whereabouts.
Don’t use the original photos to upload them online. Instead make lower resolution copies of those photos and then upload them. It will difficult for people to use those photos for their own advertising purpose.
Before uploading the photos try to double-check your friend list. You probably will not want to share your photographs with someone you don’t know. May be you have accepted some stranger’s friend request. It may be the time to not share your baby’s photos with people like them. They may be wonderful people, but since you do not know them, do not take any risk.
Don’t put up any such photos or videos online that may be the source of embarrassment for your baby. Remember, he/she will not be a baby forever. Once he/she has the understanding of the world, he/she won’t be comfortable seeing photos of his/her baths, diaper changes or any such moments.
Also, refrain from posting photos every day. For you, he/she is a delight and a source of constant amazement, but all your friends may not share your sentiments.
You can select a limited number of people and create a closed group or restrict visibility to your closest friends and family members and share your baby’s regular updates with them.