Facebook comes up with ‘scrapbook’ for underage kids
Changes allow parents to tag kids younger than 13 for official presence on Facebook.
The newsroom at Facebook has announced that the social media giants have created a new way of organising photos that allows parents to tag their babies, toddlers and other kids under the age of 13, the age until which children may not have accounts.
Previously, parents would have to tag themselves in order to see their pictures, so a mom would tag the dad, and so on. The new feature means that parents can tag their kids in a “scrapbook” so that they can share the pictures with their friends.
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• Co-own the scrapbook with their partner
• Choose a name for the scrapbook and which pictures to place in it.
It’s relatively secure- only parents can tag their kids- and designed for families to have a more representative way of sharing their lives.
Here’s a short video which explains more:
Facebook has only just released the feature, although it will be going live across the globe.
Here’s how you’ll be able to do it:
• Go to your profile
• Go to “about”
• Click “family and relationships”
• Once available, there will be an invitation to “”get started”
• If you’ve already added your child, you simply “add scrapbook”.
Some parents avoid sharing any pictures of their kids on social media, while others seem to share nothing but pictures of their kids- factors such as online security and privacy are reasons some refuse to share pictures, and also that the child has not consented to having their picture online, and these pics could come back to haunt them in later years.
Facebook does allow users to limit who sees photos and other posts, and this new feature means that there’s less pressure on parents to allow underage kids to register for their own profiles.
Would you use the scrapbook feature for your young children?