Woman slaps her ‘pushy’ mother-in-law for posting her son’s photos on Facebook without question – but is accused of being ‘precious’ and ‘hypersensitive’
- Anonymous British woman revealed that she is “very angry” with her mother-in-law
- Mother-in-law posted photos of her son on Facebook without permission
- Woman wrote on Mumsnet that she had not shared any information about pregnancy on Facebook
- Reactions were mixed, and many women urged the woman to speak to her mother-in-law
A woman beat her mother-in-law for sharing photos of her little son on Facebook without permission.
Post anonymously on the parent site Mumsnetshe told how she had not posted anything about her pregnancy on social media and is ‘very angry’ that her partner’s mother used a photo of her child as the cover photo.
The woman, believed to be from the UK, admitted that it made her nervous because she doesn’t know the people on her mother-in-law’s friends list who could see it.
While many Mumsnet users sympathized with her case and urged her to speak to her in-laws to remove the image, others claimed her response was excessive.
A British woman sparked a Mumsnet debate over asking for permission before sharing a photo of kids on social media (file image)
The woman expressed her anger that her mother-in-law posted a photo of her son on Facebook without asking
On the forum, the mother wrote, “Am I unreasonable to be very upset that my MIL has turned her cover photo into a large photo of my baby’s face without asking me first?
“I never posted anything about my pregnancy or my baby on Facebook and I feel that if something is uploaded to social media / internet it should be my decision.
You can view someone’s cover photo whether their profile is private or not, so I felt it was very pushy for her. Especially since I have no control over her friends list or her privacy settings.
She also uploaded a photo of her with my son, sat with her daughter and my partner (the baby’s father). I was not even recognized in this post which I found quite painful. Am I a little sensitive here? ‘
A number of users admitted they would have no trouble sharing their children’s photos online, with one person saying, “What do you think will happen to the photos now that they’re on Facebook? This is not a problem and you are very expensive. ‘
A series of comments on thread claimed that the mother-in-law did nothing wrong and the woman is too sensitive
Another agreed and wrote, “Yes, I think you are a very sensitive OP. Why would you get ‘very angry’? Just sit down with her and have a quiet conversation about using photos on social media. You’re right that in today’s society she should have asked first, but she probably didn’t mean any harm (unless there’s a huge untold story) that she’s just a proud grandmother. ‘
A third added: ‘YABVU because she didn’t simply ask her to remove it. You don’t have to be angry. ‘
But others confessed that they too would be upset if photos of their children were shared online without permission.
Others agreed with the woman and confessed that they too would be upset if someone posted a photo of their child on the Internet
“I personally feel that a line has been crossed and that you should ask to have it removed,” wrote a fellow mother.
“A friend of mine is very active on social media, but she NEVER posts things about her kids and it got a little awkward when her son was on some group party photos. The other mother was upset that it prevented her from posting photos of the children’s party, but she eventually understood. ‘
Another commented, “I would also be upset. I have a strict no social media policy. You don’t know who is looking at these photos. Not everything has to be posted on Facebook. ‘
A third added, “Tell her to remove them or you won’t send her pictures or have them taken. Personally, there will be no photos of my child on social media until they choose to post them there themselves. And that becomes very clear to all family members. ‘