A teenager has taken his parents to court after seeing his own baby photos on Facebook. The teenager, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was furious when he realised his parents had posted over two hundred photos of him online with captions like “Aw, so cute” and “I’m so lucky to have such a wonderful baby!”
The judge awarded the teenager a quarter of a million pounds in compensation payable by the parents. The judge said “Looking at the photos it is clear that you have exploited your own child for Facebook likes! It’s disgraceful that you would do this to your own child! What’s next? Sell your granny?”
It is thought that this is just the beginning of a new generation of teenagers taking their parents to court for the same reasons!
Facebook expert George W. Brush said “When someone likes one of your posts on Facebook, it gives the receiver a rush of dopamine to the brain, similar to how drugs work. After a while people can become dependent on Facebook without realising it! Constatnly posting pictures of your child online for Facebook likes is rather worrying and parents should think of the other dangers that are linked to the internet.” His final words on the matter were “Remember, a baby is for life, not just for likes!”