[Ed. – Yet another thing we can’t leave up to parents? Note how parents uploading videos is conflated with surveillance by security cameras, as if it’s all a single form of risk. Consider, moreover, that minor children are routinely subject to exactly the same public security-camera surveillance as adults. This isn’t sober dialogue on a topic on which reasonable people can differ. It’s scare propaganda. It’s also a good argument for not setting up cameras to monitor ANYONE — at least anyone outside of a prison.]
Parents who share pictures of their children on social media are putting their human rights at risk, the United Nations has warned.
The UN’s special rapporteur Joseph Cannataci said that “strong guidelines” were needed to preserve the rights of children whose parents upload video and images of them.
During a mission to the UK to assess the privacy situation he also found that kindergarten-age children were being surveilled using CCTV at school and in their bedrooms.