This question has been on my mind for quite long, and since I see a good many children's photos on here, it's come back. When I first posted some photos of children to a discussion forum that is all different from this one but still accepts the odd photo, I was told by another member that I were not allowed to post any children's photos on the internet unless I had prior written consent by their parents. In the case of those photos, I didn't have that. So I quickly took them away again. OK, those photos were taken in the swimming pool, so there was something "vulnerable" and "delicate" about the children there. But in general? How many rights do we have to post children's photos or haven't we got any at all, unless they show our own children (and you can assume you agree to their being posted when you yourself post them)? There's a theme out in the themes-section on "rugrats" meaning children, and there would be some photos that I might want to add, but my own two no longer fit into that category (from what I've seen there so far), they're too old at 15 and 11, so all I could do is post other people's children's photos... but I am VERY reluctant to do so. My question goes even further and includes also adult people who might not want to be seen in the internet! But if you take photos of a marathon, for example, and you get a really good one of an unknown runner, there's no WAY to go about and ask his consent, you don't KNOW him! I find this a tricky thing!