French police are so annoyed their Facebook feeds are being overloaded with images of children posted by their completely gaga parents, who think their own kids are the cutest on earth, that they’ve called a halt to it. Well, not quite, but they do suggest the everyday practice be stopped.
Facebook users in France may soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief – at least those who aren’t proud parents.
“Please stop posting pictures of your kids on Facebook”, is the message being sent out by the French Gendarmerie to parents across the country.
It’s a message that many on Facebook would dearly love to write to some of their own online friends, but don’t have the heart.
But it’s not that France’s national police chiefs are really pulling their hairs out at seeing their Facebook feeds clogged up with up images startled newborns or kids on their first day of school (or at least not officially).
They say they are simply concerned about the security of children,whose photos and names are so often proudly posted online without a second’s thought for the privacy or security of les petits.
The Gendarmerie want parents to think twice about where the photos of little Jean-Pierre of Josephine eating their first ice creams might end up.
On their national Facebook page the Gendarmerie posted an appeal which said: “Protect your children!”
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