Parents in France may be prohibited from sharing photos of their children on social media after The bill was passed by the country’s National Assembly, allowing courts to ban parents from posting images of their children on social media.
The bill was passed by the country’s National Assembly, allowing courts to ban parents from posting images of their children on social media. According to the Daily Mail, parents would be responsible for their children’s image rights. Any decision to post their photo online would involve their child based on age and maturity level. If both parents cannot agree, the courts will be able to ban any images of the child.
Parents can also lose authority over their child’s image rights if the posts ‘affects the child’s dignity or moral integrity. MP Bruno Studer said in a statement that the new law empowers parents and proves to children that their parents don’t have absolute rights over their image.
‘A 13-year-old child has an average of 1,300 images of themselves circulating on the internet. These are photos that can be misused for child pornography or that can lead to bullying in the school environment. In the most extreme cases, it is provided that the family judge may, if necessary, make a forced partial delegation of parental authority for the specific case of an exercise of image rights.’
Studer explained that parents lose access to their child’s image once it is uploaded online, and some of the images can be posted on child pornography sites. The law was implemented after a new trend called “sharenting.”
A makeup artist named Kodye Elyse shared with the Evening Standard that she shared images of her children on Tik Tok, and one of her videos showed her swapping places with her five-year-old daughter. The video reached six million views, but Elyse said the comments on the post were inappropriate.
She deleted all photos and videos of her children after the disturbing experience and added that she added attorneys to handle the situation.
As for France, the French Senate must review the bill before the country’s president approves it.
French parents might be banned from sharing their kids images on social media if the president approves the senate bill of this law.