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In support of Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard's #NOKIDSPOLICY

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Because kids have rights, too

It started with a tweet from Dax Shepard in January, asking people to boycott magazines for publishing images of celebrities' children, and turned into the now-recognizable hashtag and campaign #NOKIDSPOLICY.
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
Photo: FayesVision/WENN.com

But it's more than a trending topic on Twitter; it begs us to ask: Should the paparazzi take (and sell) images of celebrities' children? And should the media publish them? The campaign not only received support from the media such as People, US Weekly, E! and Today, but also from celebrities such as Sarah Michelle Gellar.

And we're here to announce that we, too, show our support for Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

SheKnows supports actress Kristen Bell and her husband, actor Dax Shepard, in their #NOKIDSPOLICY social campaign with our editorial coverage moving forward. We agree that women — in this case specifically mothers — should feel safe, empowered and in control of their parenting and their children's images. Moving forward, SheKnows will only publish authorized images of children shared directly from their parents' social media accounts, taken at public events, or sent from talent representation. This does not apply to child actors or other working celebrities under the age of 18. We look forward to working with Kristen and Dax to embrace and enforce #NOKIDSPOLICY.

"I am so grateful to have a partner like SheKnows on my side. Their integrity and leadership on this issue is inspirational. I can only hope others will follow in their footsteps," Bell told SheKnows.

"Just because you're the child of a celebrity doesn't mean you don't have a right to privacy. And just because you're a celebrity mom or dad, it doesn't mean you don't have the right to protect your children," said Lea Ann Leming, chief content officer at SheKnows. "When I joined SheKnows in February, I had a long discussion with our editors and writers — many who are moms — about this issue, which was making headlines. We agreed that we will not publish photos of any children — celebrity or otherwise — that are taken against their parents' wishes. We are not only a community of passionate content-creators, we are also a community that supports mothers and their children. We look forward to working with Kristen and Dax on this important initiative."

More about Kristen Bell and #NOKIDSPOLICY

VIDEO: Sarah Michelle Gellar joins Kristen Bell's "No Kids" campaign
VIDEO: Kristen Bell debates paparazzi on #NOKIDSPOLICY
EXCLUSIVE: Kristen Bell spills on motherhood, marriage & giving back

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