Writing About Kids: Finding that Blogging Line

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Editor's Note: Writing about other people is tricky, as Froggy & the Mouse unpacks in her post on writing about kids. On one hand, they're part of her life and she wants to record reality. On the other hand, she worries about their privacy, especially since things never truly disappear on the Internet. --Mel

All that said, as the boys start to get older I worry a lot about their already very present online footprint. Facebook (personal and blog), Flickr account (with every photo I’ve taken of them since they were born), Twitter, Instagram, and (duh) this site. How are they going to feel about that once they get older? Will it be the norm by then? Will all of their classmates have baby photos floating around the internet … up for grabs by every would-be bully with a smart phone in their class? Will they be on an even playing field? Or will they be an easier target?

What personal guidelines do you use in writing or posting images of your kids?

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Image: Pernell via Flickr

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