In the post Help: My Au Pair is Blogging about My Family!, we’ve addressed the question of how folks feel about their au pairs blogging about the family and/or posting information about the family on Facebook or MySpace. Lots of host parents weighed in with their opinions.
We agreed that your family should have a policy about what you are comfortable with, anything ranging from “say & post whatever” to “say and post nothing”. The important thing is that you have a policy that you can ask your au pair to follow.
But what about YouTube?
A mom emailed and asked if we could consider YouTube as a separate kind of medium, maybe requiring its own guidelines.
There are a whole bunch of YouTube videos by AuPairs, some of which feature the family. Here’s one with super-cute host kids …
YouTube videos can be so much fun to make, and they are a great memento for au pairs (and their families).
I think this would be okay with me, as long as there were no names and addresses mentioned, and as long as I didn’t look either really chubby or really b&*%y. But do you think there is anything differnt about a YouTube video, as compared to a blog post or stuff on a MySpace page, that would change how you feel about having your family involved?
What’s your feeling about being on YouTube?