Skip to comments.My Daughter Has Published Bikini Pictures of Herself On FB...what is the downside?
Posted on 07/12/2009 4:26:05 PM PDT by Chickensoup
What is the downside of her publishing pictures of herself with little clothing on a social networking site. Even if it is just friends, or even friends of friends...how far could these pictures go?
The correct question is “Would there be an UPSIDE to posting such pictures?”
The answer would be “No.”
Not quite - the profile photo you use to ID yourself on your site is viewable by the public. Anything else is hidden until you become a friend of the person; or until one of your mutual friends shares the photos.
Just working my way through posts...this was my next suggestion after reading that your daughter doesn't really listen to you.
Hopefully, he'll be able to get through to her. Use some of the news articles that have been linked up to now that show what can go wrong.
I put a picture of me in pajamas on the Undead Thread one New Year’s Eve. (Big, pink, flannel pajamas, with cows.)
However, you can be there to help pick up the pieces.
Exactly. If she's over 18 and she's actually wearing something (even if it's just a bikini), there's little to nothing to worry about.
Colleges and companies are now checking websites like FB and using it to help inform them.
With a cell phone?
I’d never allow my kid, esp. a girl to have a photo capable cell phone.
Thankfully my kids are grown so I never had to deal with that.
I’d say you should worry about the situation if a) her profile is public and/or b) she tends to add people she hardly knows.
If that’s not the case, if she can trust her friends and she’s cautious about not adding strangers, I think the photo won’t come back to haunt her or anything.
Either way, I agree with the poster who said that the photos could be perceived as vulgar.
LOL! Believe it or not, that’s a different style of pink flannel pajamas with cows! (I think my mother was making a snide joke about breastfeeding ;-).
aren’t you a modest example for your daughter?...so that she would not want to do this?
Well one of the shots is being used as a profile pic. sigh
and you still live??
That is a in a nutshell description of her.
As much as ever ... and with no damage to my career ;-). I had a headache the next morning, though.
LoL....and you continued to breastfeed!
Yes, that was two boys ago, when “pajamas media” first became a pop phrase. One can buy a lot of flannel pajamas (and cheap pink wine) for the cost of a few cans of baby formula.
“Facebook is claiming the right to distribute members’ public “User Content” (including photos) forever, even after members close their accounts.”
I understand that prospective employers commonly search “social networking” sites to give them a glimpse into the character of applicants.
If your daughter’s a young adult giving off the “wild child” vibe I’d discourage her.
If she’s a minor, I wouldn’t allow it—period. I don’t care how furiously she stomps her feet and cries—there’s just no need for it.
A Million $$$ per year modeling contract
Well, they’ll potentially be on the net and out of her control forever - but that won’t necessarily be the case, if she takes them down promptly it’s not likely that it’ll happen.
As far as whether or not it’ll be harmful, it depends on the kind of ‘bikini pics’. If it’s something suggestive, it would be best for her to take it down ASAP. If it’s just pictures of her at a beach, pool party, or something like that where wearing swimwear would be expected, then it’s not going to be a big deal.
Someone commented about the possibility of someone taking a photo of her head and photoshopping it onto a nude body. This is actually not something you need to worry about, both because it’s extremely unlikely to happen (unless someone has a serious vendetta against her) and also because there’s no stopping someone who really wants to do it - thanks to scanners, ANY photograph of her face will do, even the one in her high school yearbook, and it doesn’t have to be digital or posted online. Fortunately, such photoshop jobs are usually pretty bad, and almost always instantly recognisable as such, so if someone does choose to do something awful like that, it shouldn’t affect her career or anything.
Move slowly on teaching her responsible internet use. Move swiftly to remove the pics and restrict her access to Facebook for a short time.
This is exactly why I don’t use the internet ...
I received the information I needed and you can remove this thread. I dont think it adds to the general discussion.
Thank you for letting me post it.
The main problem with embedded images these days on social networking sites is that the images contain tags which identify the exact location and time where the image was taken (when those images are taken with modern digital cameras in phones). With multiple shots of ones daily life activities posted to a social network site, someone can construct a map of the posters habits, daily stops, work routine, etc. if the GPS location tags feature is not turned off.
The default settings in most of the hardware out there is with these features “on”. This has been an issue for the miltary, a guy posting a shot of his down time in afghanistan can conceivably be providing an exact coordinate for some enemy to drop a mortar round on.
Only if God wants it so. ;-)
You are a disgusting pig. Youre talking about your daughter!
I think she wants to be job-optional. She is now posting drinking and lesbian pics. Sad and embarrassing.
She lives with Dad, the bastard!
You know, I remember that picture. You are braver than I, Gunga Din.
Got that right. You must be pretty bored, isn’t this thread about 2 years old?
I was slightly spiffled at the time. I suppose this takes me out of contention for Sarah’s running-mate ... who wants to trust the country to a woman drinking champagne in pink flannel cow pajamas?
It looks like post 179 was from July 2009 and post 180 was from today. Someone resurrected this dead thread.
I can easily think of worse things than bikini pics on the internet.
Oops. Didn’t realize this thread was nearly two years old.
God does move in a strange manner sometimes.
I was slightly spiffled at the time. I suppose this takes me out of contention for Sarahs running-mate ... who wants to trust the country to a woman drinking champagne in pink flannel cow pajamas?
I’d vote for you in a heartbeat t-c!
I’ll remember that if I decide to run for anything!
My daughter is going a bit wild out in the Pacific ... although I don’t think pictures are up, except for an occasional shot of the entire crew of her boat in combat gear looking bored. Unless she turns up on teh interwebs in pink flannel pajamas, I’m not going to blame myself. They’re gonna do what they’re gonna do, just like we did.
Now that I have multiple teenagers (three in the house, and Anoreth turned 20 out on the cutter) I often let my mother know how amazing I think it is that she didn’t kill my brother and me. We were real twerps.
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