My baby, my pride
It is quite natural for both new and seasoned parents to constantly check the comments and number of likes on the photos of their children. For this particular reason, it was not uncommon to see Facebook pages of parents full of their children’s pictures.
As a matter of fact, Facebook did a research and found out that 65 percent of parents did tag their partners in photos of their kids so as to share those same photos with their partners Facebook friends. Scrapbook as a feature of Facebook was set up so as to allow parents to keep the photos of their kids in one place. The feature also allows parents to share photos of their kids with their partners Facebook friends.
What is Facebook scrapbook?
A Facebook scrapbook is basically a collection of photos of your children or child. With a scrapbook, when you tag your child in photos, these photos will be automatically added to your child’s Facebook scrapbook. In fact, with scrapbook, you can co-own it with your partner and have friends from both partners see the photos when shared. All you need to do is to be in a Facebook relationship with your partner.
How to Create a Scrapbook from Desktop version of Facebook
The first thing you do if you want to learn how to scrapbook is to log in to your Facebook account and then go to profile and click on “About”. Once on that page, choose the “Family and Relationships” option. You will then see a banner at the top of the screen written “Create a Scrapbook for your child” below it is a blue button called “Get Started” click on this button and you are good to go.
Otherwise, choose the option to add a family member. If you are uncomfortable using your child’s real name, you can use initials or even nicknames, just make sure you don’t leave it blank. You can then choose any of the four options; daughter, son, Child or Pet. You’ll then get a little check box labeled “Add Scrapbook” click on it and the Facebook scrapbook is ready for use.
Once you have created a Facebook scrapbook for your kid, you are then at liberty to tag photos of the child that you have previously shared. It is also possible to tag your kids in photos that your friends did share of your kids. It is worth mentioning that only you and your partner can tag your kids in photos. All of these tagged photos are then added to the Facebook scrapbook automatically.
Is it safe to post pictures of my kid on Facebook?
In terms of privacy, it is worth mentioning that Facebook does note that “Your child’s Facebook scrapbook doesn’t have its own privacy setting even though the individual photos do have. When people visit your child’s scrapbook, users will only see a photo if they are included in the audience of that photo whereas the cover photo is visible to anyone who can also see at least one photo in the scrapbook”
Parents should therefore be fully aware of the rather public nature of the photos they post of their children. Desist from posting nude or embarrassing photos of your child, however cute or funny it may look. This is especially so when you take into consideration the relative permanency of digital photos and the ease at which they can be saved for future use. Always strive to keep the photos appropriate.
Real life conclusion
In conclusion, it is worth noting that Facebook plans to allow teenagers to take control of the scrapbook their parents created for them, allowing them to get rid of some of the more embarrassing photos he or she may not like. They also intend to introduce a subscribe button that would let other people such as grandparents get alerted when a new photo of a grandchild is added to the scrapbook.
This is without doubt an ideal addition for any parent who wants to share his or her child’s photo with a partner, it is easy to join, quite safe, the Facebook scrapbook making process is also simple and relatively easy to manage. With all privacy concerns taken care of, you have no reason whatsoever not to join and share your joy with friends. Join today and start having all the fun.