Can someone post a picture of your child on Facebook?

Ask the poster what his or her privacy settings are. If their profile is private and not public, only their friends can view their images which limits the audience for your child’s photo. … Once a photo is online, anyone can share it.

Is it illegal to post pictures of someone else’s child without consent?

Basically, with a few exceptions, it is actually perfectly legal for strangers to photograph or videotape your child, and they are free to post or publish the images as well. Contrary to what many parents believe, they do not need to give their consent or sign a release.

Can you sue someone for posting pictures of your child on Facebook?

You cannot sue for using your child’s image unless the picture was stolen and posted but if you sent someone the pictures they are free to use them.

Can you stop someone posting pictures of your child on social media?

As a parent or carer, you are well within your rights to ask them to remove the image altogether. If you feel it is appropriate you can explain your reasons for not wanting to have the images online, or can just be honest that it makes you uncomfortable.

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Can you report someone for posting pictures of your child?

If the child is 13 or older and can file a report, you must have your child send the report to have the photo removed. If the photo violates Facebook’s terms of service, you can use the flag links to report the photo for removal.

Do you need permission to post a picture of someone on Facebook?

Even though Facebook doesn’t require that you obtain permission before posting a photo, and even if you have every legal right to post it, it’s still a good idea to ask permission from the other people appearing in the photo.

Is it legal to post photos of minors?

For instance, in New South Wales, it is an offence to publish identifiable material of a child who is involved in the Children’s Court or a non-court child protection proceeding under the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.

Do you need permission to post someone’s picture?

Free speech rights allow you to post and photo you have legally created. And it is legal to photograph people in public spaces. If the person who posted the photo did not make a profit from posting it, that’s legal. If a photographer is using the photo for commercial or business gain, then it’s illegal.

What can I do if someone is posting pictures of my child?

Simply, without judgment, ask the person who posted it to delete it, or crop it so your kid isn’t in the picture (easy to do with today’s image-editing tools). Say, “I’m not ready for this yet.” Ask the poster not to tag the photo with names — and definitely not location. That will limit exposure.

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Can I stop someone from posting pictures of my child on Facebook?

For those times when you need to take action, Facebook allows parents to request that an image of a child who is under 13 be removed if they think the photo is violating their privacy rights. The form asks parents to provide a link to the content they’re trying to report.