Potty training... not something you want your friends to see. Photo: Flickr/ToddMorris
A 18-year-old woman from Carinthia is suing her parents for posting photos of her on Facebook without her consent.
She claims that since 2009 they have made her life a misery by constantly posting hundreds of photos of her, including embarrassing and intimate images from her childhood.
Legal expert Michael Rami was quoted by Austrian media as saying he believes she has a good chance of winning in court.
This Teen Is SUING Her Parents for Posting Her Baby Photos on Facebook
All of us probably have embarrassing childhood photos taken by our parents that are stashed somewhere in an album. But imagine if those photos were posted online for all the world to see, including our friends. Ugh – we're cringing. But that's exactly what an 18-year-old Austrian woman is currently dealing with – and it got so bad that she had to take legal action against her parents. According to The Local, an Austrian news site, the teen claims that her parents have been posting hundreds of embarrassing – and intimate – photos of her on Facebook for years, and they won't stop.
"They knew no shame and no limit," the teen said. "[They] didn’t care whether it was a picture of me sitting on the toilet or lying naked in my cot – every stage was photographed and then made public."
She asked her parents repeatedly to take the images down, but they refused to do so. Finally, she felt that she had no other choice but to seek legal action, as she was "tired of not being taken seriously by her parents."
18-Year-Old Sues Parents for Posting Embarrassing Childhood Pictures on Facebook
An 18-year-old teen from the town of Carinthia in Austria is suing her parents for posting embarrassing childhood photos on their Facebook accounts, which they refused to take down following repeated requests.
The teen says that her parents uploaded over 500 photos from her childhood, some of which were both intimate and embarrassing.
She says this has been happening since 2009 when she was eleven. Her parents shared the photos with their 700+ friends, making her feel uncomfortable and embarrassed.
Girl Sues Parents For Posting Embarassing Baby Pics: They Have ‘No Shame’
In surprising news, a girl sues parents of her own over photos of her that have been posted on Facebook. The 18-year old woman from Carinthia, Austria is making a case against her parents, who have posted over 500 images of her without her consent.
The case is made on the basis of the parents’ breach of privacy on their daughter’s personal life. It’s reported that the pictures included intimate and potentially embarrassing photos.
“They knew no shame and no limit,” the 18-year old told the Local Austria, “[They] didn’t care whether it was a picture of me sitting on the toilet or lying naked in my cot – every stage was photographed and then made public.”
Teen sues parents over 500 embarrassing photos they uploaded to Facebook
We all have childhood photos that don't portray us at our best. Photo: Shutterstock
An Austrian teenager angry at her parents' insistence on sharing baby photos of herself on Facebook has taken a dramatic step to have them removed - by suing them in court.
The 18-year-old is suing her parents over some 500 photos they have uploaded to a family album and shared with their 700-odd Facebook friends. The photos include many of the girl's childhood, including some of her potty training and another of her lying naked in bed as a toddler.
The woman's father insists he has every right to upload the photos, as he was the photographer. "It's a nice family album that's been well-received by our Facebook friends," he said.
Austrian teen sues parents for posting her baby pics on Facebook
An 18-year-old woman launched a lawsuit against her parents alleging they posted embarrassing baby pictures of her on Facebook and refused to remove them despite her repeated requests.
The unidentified 18-year-old's parents allegedly began posting their daughter's baby pictures on Facebook in 2009. These pictures that were shared with the couple's 700 Facebook friends include shots of their baby having her diaper changed and being potty-training. The teen repeatedly asked her parents to delete the pictures but they refused. So she is suing them.
The Local, that first broke the story, quotes the woman as saying her parents "knew no shame and had no limits." They did not care how she felt about the pictures that included her naked or sitting on the toilet. She said her father claims since he took the photos, he holds the rights to them and can do what he wants with the pictures. The young woman added she brought the lawsuit because she was tired of her parents not listening to her and taking her seriously
There are Facebook lines parents shouldn't cross
About four feet from where I write this column hangs a photo of me taken when I was 3 years old.
I’m wearing a little pink dress and holding a phone — one that plugs into the wall even — and the caption proudly proclaims, “Even at the age of 3, Jourdan showed signs of journalistic prowess.”
The photo was shamelessly stolen from of my mother’s Facebook page, where she posted it a few years ago during a fit of craziness in which she convinced herself people outside of my immediate family want to see my baby pictures. Then, because a fellow reporter will stop at nothing to make his co-workers blush, it appeared overnight as an 8-by-10 black and white photo on the pillar between our two desks.
Why must parents put pictures of their kids on Facebook?
‘The average parent in Britain will post nearly 1,500 photos of their child before they turn five.’ File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto
One thing that older people love saying about younger people is that they are “entitled”. Entitled to this and entitled to that. With their Skeptas and their intersectionality and their triggering and their smashed avocados.
What young people and children are entitled to is privacy. That’s something an Austrian family learned recently when their 18-year-old daughter decided to sue them for invading her privacy and embarrassing her by posting almost 500 pictures of her as a child on Facebook.
It seems like a lot of photos, but the average parent in Britain will post nearly 1,500 photos of their child before they turn five. Maybe they should have spent that time researching the potential fallout of Brexit.
I don't put pictures of my children on Facebook - and you shouldn't either
By the time the average child is five, its parents have posted 1,500 images of him or her on social media CREDIT: ALAMY
hen I recently found myself trying to explain to some friends of mine why I don’t put pictures of my five year old son on social media their reactions ranged from baffled – why not share the happiness and wonder that your little darling brings? – to mocking (why am I letting myself be made paranoid?) to borderline furious at what they perceived as my holier than thou attitude.
Certainly, this parsimonious approach to posting - or 'sharenting’ as it is now dubbed - puts me very much in a minority. A new study says that by the time the average child is five, its parents have posted 1,500 images of him or her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like. This feels like a woeful underestimate. Most people I know could reconstruct their child’s gestation – the pictures begin with the 12, sometimes eight week scan - and early years in real time from the stuff they post online.
Some hint of how these children will feel about all of this in the future comes from Austria this week, where an 18-year old unnamed woman is suing her parents to force them to remove childhood pictures of her her from Facebook. She told one newspaper, 'They knew no shame and no limits...they didn’t care if I was sitting on the toilet or lying naked in the cot, every moment was photographed and made public.’
Can You Sue Your Parents for Sharing Embarassing Childhood Photos?
Before the digital age, there were big, heavy photo albums proud parents used to document their children's life stages.
Nowadays, there's smartphones and social media. New parents are notorious for flooding Facebook and Instagram with photos of their kids. Life's precious moments are now captured instantly, with the click of a camera phone. It's normal for kids to blush at embarrassing photos their parents choose to share.
But an 18-year-old Austrian woman is actually suing her parents for posting embarrassing childhood photos of her on Facebook without her consent. The photos include baby pictures of diaper changes, potty training and nude baby photos. The woman's father believes since he took the photos, he has the right to publish them and refuses to take them down.
Child sues parents after they posted photos of him on Facebook
A teenager has taken his parents to court after seeing his own baby photos on Facebook. The teenager, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was furious when he realised his parents had posted over two hundred photos of him online with captions like “Aw, so cute” and “I’m so lucky to have such a wonderful baby!”
The judge awarded the teenager a quarter of a million pounds in compensation payable by the parents. The judge said “Looking at the photos it is clear that you have exploited your own child for Facebook likes! It’s disgraceful that you would do this to your own child! What’s next? Sell your granny?”
It is thought that this is just the beginning of a new generation of teenagers taking their parents to court for the same reasons!