Over the weekend we were having supper with friends and they mentioned in passing that another friend was upset because an (older male) staff member at one of the extra-mural activities was taking photos of the children during class.
The 5 year old, mostly female children.
In a class that our girls participate in.
We then went and stalked their Company Facebook feed and found not a single picture of a child that wasn’t either older or dressed in the clothes pertaining to this extramural sporty activity.
I have emailed them, but I’m really not happy about it.
It has taken me a couple of days to process why this upsets me as my darling husband kind of rolled his eyes at me, so here goes:
1. They didn’t ask/inform us or provide us with a valid reason why anyone that is not me or my husband or someone authorised by us could take photos of our children.
2. If there are existing, unauthorised photos of my children WHERE ARE THEY, because they sure aren’t on their Company Facebook page??
3. Yes. I know I put pictures of our children on the Internet and there’s even been an enterprising soul that decided to steal a beautiful photo Caz took of us recently and use it on a Autism website in the US without permission. And yes, the Internet is a very small place.
I’m still awaiting a written reply from the company involved, so I won’t disclose who they are, but I will escalate this as far as need.
Or am I overreacting?