The National Gendarmerie issued a warning to all parents using Facebook to warn citizens to be extremely vigilant when they published photos of their children. She asked to avoid posting photos of minors and to preserve the image of children on social networks. Indeed, Facebook is a tool widely used by sexual predators. It is therefore very important to at least regulate the confidentiality of publications.
Because by posting such photos on Facebook, you not only make available to all of your children’s snapshots that they would not necessarily want to make public when they are of age, but in addition, you expose your children to many unknowns who are not always motivated by the best intentions, for example sexual predators.
Thus, according to the French Penal Code, it would be quite possible for parents to be sentenced to up to one year in prison in addition to having to pay fines of up to 45,000 euros!
The warning of the national gendarmerie:
“If you’ve followed Facebook, a publishing chain is in fashion right now:” If you’re proud of your children, post 3 photos and nominate 10 of your friends to do the same! “
Well, certainly, you can be all proud or proud to be a mom or dad of beautiful toddlers, but beware! We remind you that posting photos of your children on Facebook is not safe!
It is important to protect the privacy of minors and their image on social networks.
A question and a danger that has been addressed by Jay Parikh, Vice President of Engineering Facebook, as reported by an article in Le Figaro. Sometimes, the good times are worth sharing in the real life ! “
So the next time you’re tempted to share your child’s beautiful photo, think twice before publishing it.