I’m going to assume most people reading this blog know I’m not a fan of posting pictures of young children online in any way that they can become viral pictures shared far and wide. Just recently a set of “newborn” pictures that went viral three years ago has made a comeback. I’m going to assume the subject is proud of the pictures and is happy with them, but he’s now 16, and I worry about him being bullied by one of his peers, I hope it doesn’t happen.
So, why am I talking about this? It’s an important discussion about adoption and social media where posts can go viral, what are the consequences now, or in the future.
ABM of the Adoptive Black Mom blog and Mimi do a podcast where they talk about many things, adoption and their journey being one of the main topics. They have initiated a short anonymous survey about sharing pictures on social media to find out how others feel about this relatively new world we live in – they will discuss the results in an upcoming podcast and I’d assume on ABM’s blog.
They are looking for all voices: Adoptee, Birth Parent, Adoptive Parent, Foster Parent, Foster Alumni, Other.
Please take a couple of minutes to add your voice….
Survey post: Pictures and Social Media