'Smoking Baby' Facebook picture sparks police inquiry
http://mashable.com/wp-content/uploa...baby-small.jpgTopping the list of idiotic things to share on Facebook, 18-year-old mother Rebecca Davey of Southend, Essex (in the UK), posted a photo of her six-month-old son Ollie with an unlit cigarette in his month.
The Daily Mail reports that the smoking baby photo alarmed a few online friends, who reported Davey to the local authorities.
The Facebook(http://netdna.blippr.com/images/inli...png?1260002206) photo, which was eventually removed (although later posted by the Daily Mail), prompted Essex police and social services to inquire about the well-being of the baby. They ultimately found that the child was not at risk.
Davey returned to the scene of the crime (Facebook) to offer her insightful analysis of the situation in a special language understood by her fellow friends and status updaters.
Davey wrote, “Some w***** reported me to the police abwt picture off ollie.”
Which was followed up by the ever-so eloquent sentiment, “Why Would SomeOne Do That To Me U Ollie No was taking U Yur Mine for lyfee Darlinggg Mummy Loves You http://cdn.mashable.com/wp-includes/...icon_smile.gif .”
Once supporter wrote, “Some ppl r nosey f****** aint they!! dw ur a good mum they wont hassle u 4 long!!!”
While another pondered, “What chance has the kid got if the family behave like this?”
We hope that Mashable readers are savvy enough to know that posting a photo of your child smoking a cigarette online — unlit or not — is unwise. Should that not be case, let this be one lesson learned through the example of Rebecca Davey.
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