Kids on so­cial me­dia

Many celebs like Holly Wil­loughby and Katie Piper choose not to show their chil­dren’s faces on so­cial me­dia. We asked two fa­mous mums for their views

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Hol­lyoaks ac­tress Sarah Jayne Dunn, 36, is mum to Stan­ley, two, with her part­ner Jonathan Smith.

‘When Stan­ley was born, me and my hus­band de­cided to keep his iden­tity pri­vate, and at first we didn’t post any pho­tos of him. But then we weighed up the pros and cons and de­cided to share pho­tos. I wanted to use my jour­ney of be­com­ing a mummy to help oth­ers go­ing through the same strug­gles and joys. I felt that by not shar­ing pic­tures of my son, I was be­ing hyp­o­crit­i­cal as I want to give my fol­low­ers an hon­est view of my life.’ Fol­low @Sarah­jayne­dunn

The Satur­days’ Rochelle Humes, 29, is mum to Alaia-mai, five, and oneyear-old Valentina Raine with her TV pre­sen­ter hus­band Marvin, 33.

‘For me, so­cial me­dia is a great place, but it’s not some­thing my chil­dren need to be on. They may want a re­ally se­ri­ous job in the fu­ture, where what I do is of­fen­sive to them. I would just rather them have a choice and peo­ple recog­nise them be­cause they want that to hap­pen, rather than me be like, “This is my daugh­ter!” Alaia is def­i­nitely not shy, she’s re­ally con­fi­dent, but who knows, they might come to me in the fu­ture and de­cide they don’t want to do any­thing with my in­dus­try, so I’d rather give them the choice. Hav­ing said that, [TOWIE star] Chloe [Lewis] – a fam­ily friend – posted a pic where the kids were in the back­ground. She was re­ally wor­ried, but I didn’t mind.’ Fol­low @rochelle­humes

‘It would be hyp­o­crit­i­cal of me not to!’ ‘So­cial me­dia is not the place for my chil­dren!’

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