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Facebook group bashes toddler and baby photos

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I can not for the life of me get the video to work here so here is the link..

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/23876210/2013/11/04/facebook-group-bashes-toddlers-photos?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9490665


PHOENIX -

It's bullying of a different kind -- not by teens, but by mothers and their targets are little toddlers and babies.

This is outrageous.

A Facebook group of grown women is taking part in what some are calling "toddler bashing."

The group was taking photos of children, from other Facebook accounts without the owner's knowledge, then posting them to make fun of the kids.

We're told this web site was supposed to be private, but as we know, nothing is ever private online.

A secret Facebook group is secret no more.

Photos were sent to us from what we're told is a private Facebook group where women, some mothers themselves, post pictures of other people's children to make fun of them.

"Oh, it just makes me really sad," said Kristina Young.

Under one photo of a baby, a woman wrote, "It's hideous."  Another woman commented, "You can absolutely not fix ugly." Another wrote, "An ugly baby thread.. I have died and gone to heaven.  Why can't you guys live near me so we can do this over cocktails?"

"They're comparing this little girl to the mean little boy in 'Toy Story," said Nicole Harris.

We showed the posts to valley mothers.

"Wow.  People are just that.. shows just how shallow people are.. how low they are if they're going to stoop to making fun of people's children," said Harris.

"It's like bullying mothers bullying," said Young.

Ellen Veach spoke to us online.  She knows all too well the pain this Facebook group has caused.  Last week, a friend notified her that her 2-year-old daughter's photo was on the site.

"At first, I was in shock.  I couldn't believe it. It was basically just a head shot of one of the pictures I posted in my album and it was next to another picture of a cartoon character basically," she said.

Veach says she didn't realize friends of friends had access to her Facebook photos.

"So I'm posting pictures of my son's first day in kindergarten or Ivy's new outfit or something just naively posting it up there so my friends can see, not realizing there's a group that takes these pictures and targets these children and makes fun of them.  Like that's just something I wouldn't even think a mother or grown woman would do."

Veach says some children on the site were disabled.  The women know what they're doing is wrong.  After a comment, one wrote, "I'm probably going to hell for saying that."

The Facebook page is private.  We couldn't find it, but we're told it was taken down.  Many of the mothers associated with it have disabled their pages, but others are defending their actions, posting on their Facebook pages that it's their freedom of speech.  We tried reaching out to them, but have not heard back.

Veach took the photos of her children off Facebook and now displays the slogan "Stay Strong and Stop Bullying."

"We think out children are beautiful and miracles and have somebody even though you know it's not true to have somebody say something negative or derogatory about your child.. it hurts," she said.

Veach reported the group to Facebook.  We contacted Facebook as well.  The company says they review all reports and do have community standards that address identity, privacy, bullying and harassment.



What are your thoughts on this? Does this suprise you at all? 

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by on Nov. 5, 2013 at 12:52 AM
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WesternNYmom
by Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 7:29 AM
1 mom liked this

Doesn't Surprise me either. It is sad that people do this especially to children. This is just another reason why I won't post pictures of my kids online.  You can make fun of me all you want, but my kids are off limits.

schatzi869
by Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 7:33 AM
1 mom liked this
women on here do the same thing all the time. it's disgusting.


Quoting splatz:

I can not for the life of me get the video to work here so here is the link..

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/23876210/2013/11/04/facebook-group-bashes-toddlers-photos?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9490665


PHOENIX -

It's bullying of a different kind -- not by teens, but by mothers and their targets are little toddlers and babies.

This is outrageous.

A Facebook group of grown women is taking part in what some are calling "toddler bashing."

The group was taking photos of children, from other Facebook accounts without the owner's knowledge, then posting them to make fun of the kids.

We're told this web site was supposed to be private, but as we know, nothing is ever private online.

A secret Facebook group is secret no more.

Photos were sent to us from what we're told is a private Facebook group where women, some mothers themselves, post pictures of other people's children to make fun of them.

"Oh, it just makes me really sad," said Kristina Young.

Under one photo of a baby, a woman wrote, "It's hideous."  Another woman commented, "You can absolutely not fix ugly." Another wrote, "An ugly baby thread.. I have died and gone to heaven.  Why can't you guys live near me so we can do this over cocktails?"

"They're comparing this little girl to the mean little boy in 'Toy Story," said Nicole Harris.

We showed the posts to valley mothers.

"Wow.  People are just that.. shows just how shallow people are.. how low they are if they're going to stoop to making fun of people's children," said Harris.

"It's like bullying mothers bullying," said Young.

Ellen Veach spoke to us online.  She knows all too well the pain this Facebook group has caused.  Last week, a friend notified her that her 2-year-old daughter's photo was on the site.

"At first, I was in shock.  I couldn't believe it. It was basically just a head shot of one of the pictures I posted in my album and it was next to another picture of a cartoon character basically," she said.

Veach says she didn't realize friends of friends had access to her Facebook photos.

"So I'm posting pictures of my son's first day in kindergarten or Ivy's new outfit or something just naively posting it up there so my friends can see, not realizing there's a group that takes these pictures and targets these children and makes fun of them.  Like that's just something I wouldn't even think a mother or grown woman would do."

Veach says some children on the site were disabled.  The women know what they're doing is wrong.  After a comment, one wrote, "I'm probably going to hell for saying that."

The Facebook page is private.  We couldn't find it, but we're told it was taken down.  Many of the mothers associated with it have disabled their pages, but others are defending their actions, posting on their Facebook pages that it's their freedom of speech.  We tried reaching out to them, but have not heard back.

Veach took the photos of her children off Facebook and now displays the slogan "Stay Strong and Stop Bullying."

"We think out children are beautiful and miracles and have somebody even though you know it's not true to have somebody say something negative or derogatory about your child.. it hurts," she said.

Veach reported the group to Facebook.  We contacted Facebook as well.  The company says they review all reports and do have community standards that address identity, privacy, bullying and harassment.



What are your thoughts on this? Does this suprise you at all? 


Jinxed8
by Silver Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 9:48 AM

 yup


Quoting AromaDrops33:

This is just so sad, but doesn't surprise me anymore


 

splatz
by Sarah on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Totally agree! 

Quoting Jenn8604:

Good grief bashing kids. I know quite a few POS to bash. The women that make up that group for being worthless bitches who need to get a job or two so they don't have time to be online bashing KIDS.


Janet
by Ruby Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Sure is!

Quoting splatz:

Those ladies were trying to justify it. Someone posted the link to a few of their profiles before the majority of them disappeared. So messed up. :(

Quoting Janet:

facebook needs to ban them from facebook forever. This is disgusting!



celestegood
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 4:00 PM
That's terrible :(

Quoting johnny4ever:

Some of my FB Friends have been posting videos of child abuse....bad

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celestegood
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 4:04 PM
I feel the same exact way. I don't share pics of my kids.

Quoting WesternNYmom:

Doesn't Surprise me either. It is sad that people do this especially to children. This is just another reason why I won't post pictures of my kids online.  You can make fun of me all you want, but my kids are off limits.

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celestegood
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 4:05 PM
Its true. I see it all the time on here.
Quoting schatzi869:

women on here do the same thing all the time. it's disgusting.





Quoting splatz:

I can not for the life of me get the video to work here so here is the link..

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/23876210/2013/11/04/facebook-group-bashes-toddlers-photos?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9490665


PHOENIX -

It's bullying of a different kind -- not by teens, but by mothers and their targets are little toddlers and babies.

This is outrageous.

A Facebook group of grown women is taking part in what some are calling "toddler bashing."

The group was taking photos of children, from other Facebook accounts without the owner's knowledge, then posting them to make fun of the kids.

We're told this web site was supposed to be private, but as we know, nothing is ever private online.

A secret Facebook group is secret no more.

Photos were sent to us from what we're told is a private Facebook group where women, some mothers themselves, post pictures of other people's children to make fun of them.

"Oh, it just makes me really sad," said Kristina Young.

Under one photo of a baby, a woman wrote, "It's hideous."  Another woman commented, "You can absolutely not fix ugly." Another wrote, "An ugly baby thread.. I have died and gone to heaven.  Why can't you guys live near me so we can do this over cocktails?"

"They're comparing this little girl to the mean little boy in 'Toy Story," said Nicole Harris.

We showed the posts to valley mothers.

"Wow.  People are just that.. shows just how shallow people are.. how low they are if they're going to stoop to making fun of people's children," said Harris.

"It's like bullying mothers bullying," said Young.

Ellen Veach spoke to us online.  She knows all too well the pain this Facebook group has caused.  Last week, a friend notified her that her 2-year-old daughter's photo was on the site.

"At first, I was in shock.  I couldn't believe it. It was basically just a head shot of one of the pictures I posted in my album and it was next to another picture of a cartoon character basically," she said.

Veach says she didn't realize friends of friends had access to her Facebook photos.

"So I'm posting pictures of my son's first day in kindergarten or Ivy's new outfit or something just naively posting it up there so my friends can see, not realizing there's a group that takes these pictures and targets these children and makes fun of them.  Like that's just something I wouldn't even think a mother or grown woman would do."

Veach says some children on the site were disabled.  The women know what they're doing is wrong.  After a comment, one wrote, "I'm probably going to hell for saying that."

The Facebook page is private.  We couldn't find it, but we're told it was taken down.  Many of the mothers associated with it have disabled their pages, but others are defending their actions, posting on their Facebook pages that it's their freedom of speech.  We tried reaching out to them, but have not heard back.

Veach took the photos of her children off Facebook and now displays the slogan "Stay Strong and Stop Bullying."

"We think out children are beautiful and miracles and have somebody even though you know it's not true to have somebody say something negative or derogatory about your child.. it hurts," she said.

Veach reported the group to Facebook.  We contacted Facebook as well.  The company says they review all reports and do have community standards that address identity, privacy, bullying and harassment.



What are your thoughts on this? Does this suprise you at all? 


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