Should Nannies Post Photos of Their Nanny Kids Online?

28d87-boundariesRespecting Professional Boundaries

Nannies love taking photos of their charges to share with the kids’ parents and family members and to make memory books and scrapbooks for the kids, parents, and themselves.

But, nannies should not post photos of other people’s children online. Some families (especially high profile families) have their employees sign confidentiality clauses not allowing nannies take any photos of their children at all. Therefore, nannies should respect professional boundaries and ask the parents what they prefer before taking photos of kids and certainly before posting online.

Respect of Nanny Family privacy is important in all nanny jobs. Not only should nannies refrain from posting photos of their charges, they shouldn’t post any information about the kids on social media either.

Don’t post the following about your charges anywhere online:

1. Their names
2. Their ages
3. Their contact information such as their home address, phone number, or email address
4. The name and address of the school they attend
5. Their parents names
6. Don’t use a child’s name in photo tags or captions
7. When, where, and how long the kids and their family will be on vacation
8. Photos of the children without parental permission

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