Lee Si-young caused controversy over sharing inappropriate photos of her son, raising concerns about the possibility of children being exposed to crimes

Actress Lee Si-young is being criticized for posting a picture of her son being naked on her SNS.

Lee Si-young shared photos of her trip to Busan with her son through her Instagram account on May 1st.


She released photos of her going swimming, enjoying the sea, and walking along the beach together with her son. In particular, a photo showing the back of her son while he was standing naked on the terrace of the accommodation drew attention.

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Some netizens criticized the actress over unilateral disclosing of her son’s naked body. They pointed out, “Delete the photo or cover your son’s body”, “When your son turns 25, I think he will ask you why you posted that naked picture”, “Oh My God”, “You shouldn’t take photos of children when they’re naked”, etc.

As more and more parents have been sharing moments of their children’s daily life moments through SNS, the controversy over “Sharenting” has emerged as an issue. “Sharenting” is a word combined with “Share” and “Parenting” to refer to the act of parents posting everything about their children’s daily life on their SNS. Netizens raised criticism, saying that sharing personal photos without the consent of children violates their portrait rights and rights to self-determination.

tvN’s program “Crime Trivia 2” recently raised discussions about the “Sharing” problem. In “Crime Trivia 2”, lawyer Seo Hye-jin mentioned “Jeon Hyeon-joo’s Child Abduction Case”. She said, “From the parents’ point of view, the desire to show off about their lovely children may be one of the human instincts. However, Sharenting can expose children to crime. It can also be used in abduction or identity theft”, adding, “It can also be a means of school violence. In some cases, children share shameful photos with each other to tease or ostracize others. Sharing personal information with an unspecified majority of people can cause harm to the children”.

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