This is a step in the right direction. 

Thank god social media wasn't around when we were kids. We did just as many embarrassing dickheaded things, but the entire universe didn't see them every morning on their social newsfeeds. 

Imagine if there was a dumbass picture of you naked in cowboy boots every time future bosses Googled your name. That would suck, right? And for everyone born in the last five years, that's their living hell when they enter the job market. 

Thankfully, one government is stepping in and will hopefully put a stop to this madness. According to the Daily Mail, children in France could eventually sue their parents for posting photos without consent.

Like-hungry parents could face up to a year in prison and a fine of over $35,000. 

As per the Daily Mail:

Parents who upload pictures of their children on social media could be sued by their sons or daughters under France’s privacy laws. Mothers and fathers face a year in prison and a fine of £35,000 if they are convicted of publicizing details of their children’s private lives without their permission. Experts claim French children could sue their parents for posting pictures of them on websites such as Twitter and Facebook. ‘In a few years, children could easily take their parents to court for publishing photos of them when they were younger,’ Eric Delcroix, an expert on internet law and ethics, told Le Figaro newspaper. ‘Children at certain stages do not wish to be photographed or still less for those photos to be made public.’ And adults who sue their parents for breaching their right to privacy when they were children could receive compensation, experts say.

In February, the French Gendarmerie – concerned about the security of children – posted a message on Facebook, which read: 'Please stop posting pictures of your kids on Facebook. Remember that posting pictures of your children on Facebook is not safe,' it added, according to The Local. 'It is important to protect the privacy of minors and their images on social networking sites.'

Sure, everyone with an Internet connection can see your baby penis, but you can now afford this sweet new car.

So maybe instead of posting disturbing baby-related images like this in a desperate attempt to gain online vindication …

parents will post nothing. Just as they should.