But my children do not have their own Facebook pages, and how do I know that I'm not handing out their information to the wrong people? Doesn't it just take a name and birthdate for a thief to do his dirty work?
So I deleted their names one day, and no one even noticed. I've also drastically reduced the number of images that can be seen by my friends in my private profile. Realizing I have Facebook friends who I rarely see or speak to, I thought it was good time to protect my children from prying eyes.
I hate to become a mom who lives in fear, assuming everyone is out to harm my children, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. So my children's smiling faces can be found on my Facebook page, just not as often as they used to be and never in a shot that would make them feel uncomfortable, now or years from now.
I will never claim to be a perfect parent, nor will I ever attack other people unless they are clearly harming their children. All I can say is that my children are my top priority and my biggest accomplishment. But Facebook doesn't have to shout it for me to get my point across.