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Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Say cheese (but can I share it on YouTube?)



My daughter’s preschool recently had a spring bonnet parade. I left work early to stand in the  Mom_videocamera parking lot with other anxious parents waiting to get a glimpse of their little ones. Most parents came equipped with still cameras, camcorders and cell phones – all pointed at the children.

As my daughter’s class paraded around the parking lot, I pressed the record button on my camcorder. As much as I tried to keep the lens trained on my 2 year old, it was impossible not to get some other children in the shots. I want to take all of my little video clips, make them into a short iMovie and put them on my Facebook page for friends and family to see. But the possibility of other children in the frame gives me pause. I don’t intend to name anyone in the video or download the clips to You Tube. But I wouldn’t want a parent to be upset that their child appears in our little home video that could -- despite my best intentions to keep the video private -- somehow make it’s way into unrestricted cyberspace.

I’ll admit, I’m a newbie when it comes to parenting a child in a preschool. For two years, my daughter attended a very small home daycare. This is a new world. What are the rules?

-- Sherri Day

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