I would be lying if I said that this was the newest and latest trend that has appeared with young parents as I do not know as I often ignore posts people make about their children (no offence to anyone, but it isn’t interesting to me) but something I have noticed lately is there is a lot of people making accounts for their babies or young children on the likes of Facebook … and then actually post “as them”.
Now I can understand someone may want to make a Facebook page for their baby so that their friends and family could see the latest pictures and stuff that the child has been up to which they would normally share via phone calls but it’s creepy as fuck as soon as you start posting, commenting and liking stuff AS your actual child.
I can not tell you how many times I have seen one of those profiles, and I kid you not I wanted to screenshot these but felt it was in bad taste when they clicked like on the child’s account on adult-related websites such as the BDSM Supply Shop nearby.
You read that right.
The parent clicked LIKE using the account they made for the child and clicked “Like” on the BDSM supply site. Do I even need to comment on the problem with that? See where I am going with this? I am not sure if others think making an account for your child is in bad taste but I can tell you as soon as you pretend to be said child – even trying to speak like a child it just creeps many people out to the point they don’t even WANT to know anything more about your child.
I am not sure if others think making an account for your child is in bad taste but I can tell you as soon as you pretend to be said child – even trying to speak like a child it just creeps many people out to the point they don’t even WANT to know anything more about your child.
Even if your child does not mind you pretending to them, clicking likes on news that your child knows nothing about, do think that in future this social account will stay with the child and there is a good chance it will haunt them for their lives. All the pictures you uploaded of them, all the embarrassing information you post about them will stay and I can promise you that as soon as they apply for jobs, or university applications those search results will appear and you only need someone who is a bit of a dick to automatically avoid those applications.
While I do not want to have children, nor do I have any interest in anyone else, I can understand that someone would want to share information with those that are interested (although being forced to this information and being attacked when you don’t want to hear about it is a topic for another day) at least think of your child and don’t be a dick about it.
Remember we live in a society where we volunteer more personal information on our lives to the World Wide Web and that information is very hard to make disappear what you do now will affect your child and it WILL affect them regardless of how cute you think it is now.
In other words. Don’t be a fucking dick to your children and either be very careful with the information or don’t do it and while at the same time – STOP TRYING TO ADD ME.
Need to reference?
Ellis, M. (2017). Its creepy as fuck, stop pretending to be your kids. [online] Snat's Narratives & Tales. Available at: https://snat.co.uk/rants/its-creepy-as-fuck-stop-pretending-to-be-your-kids.html [Accessed 02 Dec 2023].
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