Special to SEGAZINE
Some are calling them “mean moms.” They are mothers making fun of other people’s children on social media.
First Coast News spoke to a local woman who said her “miracle baby” was part of some of some attacks.
Jade Jacobs said her 9-month old daughter, Journey, is her family’s blessing.
“We lost a daughter 2 years ago that was 3 months old,” Jacobs said. “So, this baby that God gifted us with is absolutely perfect and adorable in every single way.”
Jade said she was hurt to learn that a photo of her baby appeared to be on the Facebook page of a woman selling baby clothing.
Jade told FCN the woman was a Facebook friend from whom she bought a dress for her daughter.
Jade said women on the page, whom she believes are mothers, mock and ridiculed not only her daughter, but also other children.
Jade said she became concerned after her sister told her about the Facebook page.
“It hurts. It hurts for her, the other babies that were on there,” Jade said of her daughter.
On a screen shot of the page showing Jade’s daughter, the alleged page’s poster wrote “Another profile picture of all things.”
Under another child’s photo, the page’s poster commented “…You can absolutely not fix ugly.”
Under a different picture, a woman commented “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.”
“These are mothers bullying babies,” said Jade. “Babies that can’t even talk.”
Jade said another person sent her several screen shots of the page and reported the group to Facebook.
Jade said she has learned an unfortunately hard lesson about social media.
“Myself, I’m taking all of my pictures of my children off of there, because you don’t know who may get a hold of your pictures,” she explained. “I feel like these mothers should apologize.”
It appears as though the Facebook group no longer exists.
FCN visited the home of the person Jade said created the Facebook page, but got no answer.
FCN also tried to reach out to several of the women on the page, but it appears several of their profiles have been deleted.
FCN reached out to Facebook, but have not yet heard back.
So, how do you protect your photos on Facebook?
Once you log in using your email and password, go to the “photos” tab under the “favorites” section. It’s located directly under your profile picture.
Once in your photos, click on “albums.” Click on the small icon in the lower right corner of the image.
A drop down menu will appear. Click on your choice or “custom” to set who can and cannot see your photos.
You can also do what Jade did and delete the photos from Facebook.