How to Get My Child's Picture Removed From Someone Else's Facebook

by Melly Parker , studioD

Posting a picture of someone else's child isn't always a violation of privacy according to Facebook's image privacy rights. If you're the parent or legal guardian of the child, then posting the picture is perfectly fine. If the photo was taken in public, then it's fine to post the photo in most countries. Photos taken at private events or of a child on private property, on the other hand, can violate the child's right to privacy. If your child's privacy is being violated by a photo, you have the the right to get your child's photo removed from someone else's Facebook page. However, if your child is over the age of 13, the child must request the removal of the photo from Facebook himself. Photos may also be removed if they violate the terms of service in any way, as laid out under Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Examples of photos that violate the terms of service include photos used to bully a person and depictions of graphic violence.

Step 1

Sign into your Facebook account and navigate to the Report a Privacy Rights Violation page (see Resources.)

Step 2

Click "Photo" and choose the type of photo you're reporting.

Step 3

Mark the appropriate box to let Facebook know whether you're in the United States or elsewhere in the world.

Step 4

Choose whose rights are being violated from a list, and then indicate whether your child is younger than 13 or older.

Step 5

Paste a link to the picture you're reporting in the blank provided. Include your name and check the box indicating that you're the parent, legal guardian or someone with parental rights to the child in question. Click "Send" to transmit your request.

Tips

  • If the child is 13 or older, but has disabilities that make it impossible for the child to file a report alone, you can file for the child.
  • If the child is 13 or older and can file a report, you must have your child send the report to have the photo removed.
  • If the photo violates Facebook's terms of service, you can use the flag links to report the photo for removal.

About the Author

Melly Parker has been writing since 2007, focusing on health, business, technology and home improvement. She has also worked as a teacher and a bioassay laboratory technician. Parker now serves as a marketing specialist at one of the largest mobile app developers in the world. She holds a Master of Science in English.

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