Thursday, October 29, 2009

Newspaper Safety

This is a daily feature of one of our local papers, The Ironton Tribune. They will post a student from anywhere in the county, and their "good morning" greeting. Cooper was pegged while working at Hunter's eagle scout project. We knew nothing about it until we found him in the paper. "Good morning from Cooper Schenewark of Proctorville. Cooper is a student at Fairland West, has five brothers, plays baseball and is a Boy Scout." We are feeling a little uncomfortable, more concerned, with the information that was printed. He's probably the only Cooper Schenewark in the world, and definitely the only one in Proctorville.

10 comments:

Smilin' sunshine said...

Hmmmm...at least it is a cute picture.

LL said...

well. Now he's FAMOUS!
he's for sure the CUTEST Cooper I know.

Becky said...

That's a no - no on their part. They should have had permission to print his information. Are you gonna call the paper?

Jenny said...

Bust 'em!
And let them fund Cooper's new life in the witness identification program...
(Bye Cooper! We'll MISS you!!)
xo
PS Next time pick a really generic name like Jimmy Smith.

CubSctAnn said...

BSA Councils know how important it is to only to use the first letter of a boys last name in newspapers & on the web. I wonder why this paper didn't first get parental permission... hmmm... now it's too late to retract the ultra cute cub scout, so they should be in deep doo-doo. Papers don't even post childrens' names on the news when they're minors! =^..^=

Bachland :) said...

Hey…. They forgot his address, phone number birth date and SS#. Don’t tell me we’re going to actually have to look for those now.

shirlgirl said...

I would certainly do something about that. They had no business printing anything--name, picture, home address--without your absolute permission. Check with brother A and see what he would suggest you do about this. Not a good thing.

NeeNee said...

That is interesting, especially where it is located in the paper. Did you call and talk to the paper regarding their posting? Usually if the paperis going to publish a child's picture and his name in the paper, they will ask the parent for permission.

Dana said...

Yikes! I'm sorry about that. I'd be uncomfortable too. Definitely let them know that your concerned. That's a really big mistake on their part.

Duncan Chaos said...

I just can't get over Porter Potter, I couldn't help but think it said Port a Potty the first time I read it!