uFlourish Pregnancy And Family Fair Through A Child’s Eye

In May this year we proudly teamed up with uFlourish fairs as media partners. I gave a camera to my 6 year old to be a photo blogger for the day. This is what she saw.

This generation of children are used to being photographed and recorded on a daily basis by family and friends. So it’s natural they should be keen to be on the other side of the camera. I gave Lulu an old Panasonic compact with a broken lens cover but still takes perfectly decent shots.

I didn’t have to give her much instruction. Just where the button to capture the picture is and away she went. I let her roam freely, snapping whatever she felt like it. At a busy baby fair, not principally aimed at her age group, I was curious to see what she picked out as interesting to photograph. As it turns out, the kids weren’t really that interested in the stands…what a surprise!

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The kids’ desire to take photos and videos themselves raises questions about their privacy. What do really young kids understand about their privacy? I now ask Lulu if I can share a photo or video of her to my Facebook friends and explain who can see it. And in the future if she asks me to take pictures down, I will.

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About Claire Jones-Hughes

Founder and co-editor of BrightonMums.com, Claire has been blogging since 2009. She has posted on a variety of sites including The Argus, The Huffington Post and The Guardian's Comment Is Free. Known as The Contented Mummy on social media, she is dedicated to honest, unsponsored blogging so that parents can benefit from shared experience. Can also be found at www.fitfaband40.co.uk - sharing her journey to health & wellness.

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