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kids & naked photos

I know the internet & digital cameras are quickly making this an evolving topic, but how comfortable are you with child nudity being photographed?

i.e. everybody probably take bath time photos of their kids naked, but i'm a little uncomfortable when i see them shared on the internet, kwim?

is there a certain age that little girls are OK to be topless?

 

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Re: kids & naked photos

  • Heh.  Just last night my kids were taking a rare bubble bath and I started filming them because they were being hilarious.  Suddenly my DD stood up and I immediately turned the camera to the ground.  I had her sit down and aimed the camera back  at them.  Then my son, ever the troublemaker, stood up knowing that I didn't want him to.  The camera got put away and all I could think was that it was such a shame that I decided to stop making a completely innocent, private video because somewhere in the back of my mind I'm convinced I'll wind up beings someone's b*tch in the clink.

    None of my photos or videos are put on the interwebz, period.

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    Heh.  Just last night my kids were taking a rare bubble bath and I started filming them because they were being hilarious.  Suddenly my DD stood up and I immediately turned the camera to the ground.  I had her sit down and aimed the camera back  at them.  Then my son, ever the troublemaker, stood up knowing that I didn't want him to.  The camera got put away and all I could think was that it was such a shame that I decided to stop making a completely innocent, private video because somewhere in the back of my mind I'm convinced I'll wind up beings someone's b*tch in the clink.

    None of my photos or videos are put on the interwebz, period.

    Exactly!  I feel like it's an "innocence lost" when something like that is stopped because someone might see it and get all crazy.

    We were watching America's Funniest Videos the other night and there was a video on there from 2005 where two kids (prolly just age 21) were I guess babysitting a toddler and as the older girls walked around, the baby was picking up their beer bottle and taking drinks from it.  When they finally notice they run and grab it from her.

    Now, *I* wouldn't get all batshit crazy over it, but the first thing I said to DH was how in the world did they think it was okay to send that video in to be put on national TV, I bet those girls got sent to jail after it first aired!  Because some people do get all batshit crazy over stuff like that.  sigh.

  • There are no pictures of MPI's bits on the open 'net. There are maybe 2 or 3 pictures just after his birth where they are visible or partially visible on the private family share site we have up, but those are the only ones that will ever be uploaded to the web-tubes. Nekkid little kids don't offend me, but I wouldn't do it because at some point, the kid is going to grow up and have a girlfriend who googles him and his baby-bits... I don't think he needs that embarrassment.

    I actually don't think pictures of MPI's weenis exist past April 12, 2010. Bath pictures have all been in a bubble filled tub, and he isn't really running around diaperless at the moment. In the future I will probably crop out his unmentionables or not post the picture all together.

    I don't know what the topless little girl cutoff should be. Maybe school-aged?

    I did think it was a bit strange that H's cousin blurred out her infant son's penis in the photo book she had made for her parents. He looked like a Ken Doll. Since it was a family book, I'm not sure why she felt the need to do that rather than crop or exclude the pictures. It was just kind of bizarre.

    So it goes.
  • I take bath and naked photos but I try not to get girl parts in there. I dont even like emailing topless photos to my mom and I have never sent a bath photo via email.  Even when I made her 100 page photo book for her first year, I made sure no parts could be seen (yet there is a photo of me nursing, ha!)
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  • Part of me wants to say that they are fine because a naked two year old does not equal a naked adult. Kids photo should not be seen as sexual in nature. But the Internet is not a photo album in your house. You never know who has access to your images and there are creeps out there that do view children in a sexual way. Also, since these days everything is permanently "out there" once you hit post I have a hard time sharing things about my kids. When they are teenagers or adults they may not appreciate one of their classmates/coworkers/potential employeer finding those images or private information (specifically medical info).
  • No naked pictures of PTS on the interwebz.  There's a picture of her in the bathtub, but I'm washing her hair, and my arm is blocking view of her crotch.  To me, the whole naked kids thing is kind of a case-by-case assessment.  I don't think anyone other than the parents should be taking pictures of their kids naked.  I had an aunt who babysat my little cousins several years ago while their parents went out of town for a weekend.  She took pictures of them playing in the bathtub.  I thought that was inappropriate, but I couldn't even begin to articulate why. 

     

  • this was the thread that made me go "hmmmm"

    WDYT?  I can't tell if the girl has undies on...

    I'm fine with infants being topless, but older kids makes me a little nervous....

    http://community.thenest.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/47403457.aspx

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    this was the thread that made me go "hmmmm"

    WDYT?  I can't tell if the girl has undies on...

    I'm fine with infants being topless, but older kids makes me a little nervous....

    http://community.thenest.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/47403457.aspx

    My initial thought is "Oh that's nothing."  But then I'm like, wait why is she in her underware?  Did someone tell her to take off her clothes for the picture?  Then I think, well, PTS chooses the weirdest times to take off her clothes too so maybe the kid did it on her own and they just snapped the picture.

    Then I'm like, but why is it on the nest?  Obviously I am conflicted.  That picture would clearly be "porn" to a perv.  But we cannot judge "art" by pervert standards and I don't think we should modify our behavior just because there are deviants who might get off.  I mean, there someone out there who things toes are the sexiest things in the world, but I don't blur out my feet in all pictures I put on facebook.

    Difficult issue.

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    this was the thread that made me go "hmmmm"

    WDYT?  I can't tell if the girl has undies on...

    I'm fine with infants being topless, but older kids makes me a little nervous....

    http://community.thenest.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/47403457.aspx

    Yeah, to me that girl looks too old to be photographed topless, let alone put on the interwebz.

    I do have one photo on a private blog of Kamikaze's first bath for our family members (note family members = grandparents), and I do have a short video of it that is not posted on the internet at all.  It's sad I felt weird after the fact.

    But I agree with SBP, I would not feel comfortable having another family member take a photo of Kamikaze's baby junk without my permission.

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  • I don't even like seeing toddler girls in bikinis on the Bump, honestly.  I see a lot of siggies that make me think "why, as a parent, would you post that picture online??"

    There are a few kids on toilet pictures on the bump too... I don't get it.

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  • Naked kid pictures do not belong on the internet.

    At home as a parent you are likely to take the bathtub pics or other goofy ones where they are running around naked or half naked but never ever should you put them on the internet. But you should keep them for future use when they become ornery teenagers. Threaten to show their friends and you can get them to listen or do chores etc.!

  • It doesn't bother me to see nekkid baby pics on the web of friends or family, but I can't help but think they may end up in the wrong hands.  

    But maybe I've seen a few too many episodes of L&O: SVU?

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  • Personally, I would never put photos of my kids naked on the internet, even from when they were babies.  There are too many freaks out there and I don't want my kids to be their fodder.

    I love the photos I have of my girls in all their glory.  I have one of them in the tub side by side with their tushes in the air and their heads thrown back laughing at each other.  It's sweet and cute and innocent. 

    I think nudity around the house in front of your own family is fine up until whatever age everybody feels comfortable.  At some point, kids want their privacy.  Girls without tops at the beach or pool, I think is okay only up until age 3.  It weirds me out when I see older girls without tops - like 5 or 6 year olds. 

  • Do you remember the sig. photo of my son?  Did that make you uncomfortable?

    This honestly has me curious.  I understand thinking some pedofile is going to get off by looking at the photo.  I could care less about that, but I, at least, understand it.

    I don't understand being made uncomfortable by the sight of a baby in a bathtub.  The photos I have shared have no more nudity than would be seen on a beach.  I, peronsally, would never share a photo w/ frontal nudity b/c I think that is something a child might be ashamed of when he gets older, but I don't have a problem with butt cheeks. 

    I do think topless female babies are okay too.  Do you not?  What is the problem?

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    this was the thread that made me go "hmmmm"

    WDYT?  I can't tell if the girl has undies on...

    I'm fine with infants being topless, but older kids makes me a little nervous....

    http://community.thenest.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/47403457.aspx

    Funny, I've visited that thread three times now and I never even noticed.

    Yes the girl has underwear on.

    How is a 2 year old an "older kid?" To me a 2 y/o is a toddler, not an older kid by any stretch.  And what exactly makes you nervous?

    I guess I just don't get it.

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    Do you remember the sig. photo of my son?  Did that make you uncomfortable?

    This honestly has me curious.  I understand thinking some pedofile is going to get off by looking at the photo.  I could care less about that, but I, at least, understand it.

    I don't understand being made uncomfortable by the sight of a baby in a bathtub.  The photos I have shared have no more nudity than would be seen on a beach.  I, peronsally, would never share a photo w/ frontal nudity b/c I think that is something a child might be ashamed of when he gets older, but I don't have a problem with butt cheeks. 

    I do think topless female babies are okay too.  Do you not?  What is the problem?

    nope, don't remember, but probably would if I saw it.  it didn't bother me enough that I noticed.  was he fully naked?

    I guess the girl in that sig is older & it's not like she's just taking a photo- she took it, posted it online & everybody is looking at it on every single thing she posts.   Babies are fine, but older toddlers I'm a bit curious about the parents judgment.

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    image zoegirlTX:

    this was the thread that made me go "hmmmm"

    WDYT?  I can't tell if the girl has undies on...

    I'm fine with infants being topless, but older kids makes me a little nervous....

    http://community.thenest.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/47403457.aspx

    Funny, I've visited that thread three times now and I never even noticed.

    Yes the girl has underwear on.

    How is a 2 year old an "older kid?" To me a 2 y/o is a toddler, not an older kid by any stretch.  And what exactly makes you nervous?

    I guess I just don't get it.

    Ditto, I'm not getting it either. 

    And, she definitely doesn't strike me as "too old" to be topless.

    Now, choosing not to put that image on the internet, for whatever reason, is one thing.  But, feeling uncomfortable about this picture just because of a bit of general toddler toplessness (for lack of a better way to describe it) - that, I don't understand.

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    nope, don't remember, but probably would if I saw it.  it didn't bother me enough that I noticed.  was he fully naked?

    I guess the girl in that sig is older & it's not like she's just taking a photo- she took it, posted it online & everybody is looking at it on every single thing she posts.   Babies are fine, but older toddlers I'm a bit curious about the parents judgment.

    Like I said, you didn't see anything that you wouldn't see at a beach, but it was in the bath.

    This was her judgement (I'm guessing): my babies are beautiful and I want to show them off.  The end.

    I wouldn't judge someone for putting up that kind of photo.  I can tell you when I put up mine I honestly didn't even think twice.  It never occurred to me others would be made uncomforrtable by such a photo.  I'm sure the same is true for this woman. 

    I still have yet to hear what is so objectionable about this photo- but whatever it is, I assure you, whatever it is never entered the mind of the mother. 

     

  • If that was staged (i.e. "take off your clothes, here's a camera!") that's weird and creepy.
  • we had a pro photo session with Bella that turned nudie... She was at a phase where she liked to undress, the session was in our living room, and the photographer was a trusted friend... The pics are some of my favorites of her.

    Generally, pics like the one in the c&p I like a lot... Because there's no wardrobe, (except the stooooopid headband, but that's another issue) they are timeless... But I'm a dirty hippie.
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