DEAR HARRIETTE: I have a friend who loves to take photos and videos with her phone. No matter where we are or what we are doing, we catch her posting and even streaming live. It’s crazy. Last week, my other friends and I caught her posting in the bathroom at a restaurant where we were eating. Don’t get me wrong. We all like to take pictures and post sometimes, but she has taken it to a different level. We want her to stop including us in these posts. What can we say or do to get her to give us some privacy? -- Out of Bounds, Denver
DEAR OUT OF BOUNDS: Tell your friend that if she posts any more pictures of you without your permission, you won’t invite her to hang out with you in the future. You have to make good on your threat. If she does stream or post and you spot yourself, tell her she violated your agreement and you don’t want to see her for a while. If you get the rest of your friends to reinforce the temporary friend ban, she may get the message.
In this day and age, when every moment can be captured and shared, you cannot control much. You should be able to come to an agreement on boundaries of privacy with your close friends. Otherwise, you have the right to exclude them from your inner circle.