Parents set to face jail time for posting embarrassing photos of kids on Facebook
French authorities have reportedly warned parents who share embarrassing pictures of their kids, that they could be facing legal action as soon as their kids are old enough.
According to the French government and their infamously strict privacy laws now dictate that parents could be facing thousands of pounds in fines or jail time for posting intimate snapshots without the permission of their children.
The fines are reported to range up to €45,000 if found guilty of breaching their right to privacy at their young age.
The news reports reveal that a professor of education and social research had revealed that mums and dads will one day face "backlash" for their actions.
The professor identified as, Nicola Whitton from Manchester Metropolitan University tells The Guardian:
"I think we’re going to get a backlash in years to come from young people coming to realise that they’ve had their whole lives, from the day they were born, available to social media. Parents have to work out what’s right for them, but be aware that this is another person, another human being, who may not thank them for it in 15 years to come.
"It may seem hard, but my line would be don’t put pictures online until they’re of an age where it’s appropriate to discuss it with them."
France is reported to have obviously taken this warning quite seriously, making this offence punishable by law and it is a matter of time before this law becomes recognised in other countries.
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