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Here's how celebrities are fighting against paparazzi photos of their kids

The #NoKidsPolicy is gaining traction on social media.

OVER THE LAST few months, you might have noticed that many celebrity gossip magazines and blogs have stopped publishing photos of celebrity offspring. The reason? Many media outlets have been adopting a ‘No Kids Policy’ when it comes to paparazzi photos of children after pressure from celebrity parents themselves.

Eh, what’s a No Kids Policy?

The No Kids Policy is an agreement from magazine publishers not to purchase or publish children paparazzi shots without consulting the parents first. Actress Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard began spearheading the campaign after their daughter was born in March last year.

Along with tons of other celebrity parents, they’re encouraging the public through Twitter to boycott magazines or websites that don’t agree to the policy.

Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry were also instrumental in starting the cause, with both giving emotional testimonies to help pass Senate Bill 606 in California which is aimed at keeping paparazzi away from the children of celebrities.

The law enforces harsher penalties on paparazzi convicted of harassing a minor who has been singled out due to his or her parent’s profession.

Bell first put the issue on the media’s agenda when she got into a heated debate with photo agencies on Access Hollywood (skip to 3.40).

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Have many signed up?

Hugely popular blogs such as Just Jared and Perez Hilton have both posted letters about the policy. People magazine and E! Network are among the giants that have taken the pledge while online network Pop Sugar has also pledged the #NoKidsPolicy.





Celebrities tweeted their support as outlets signed up

So, is it working?

Bell recently said in an interview that her friends are already noticing a difference, and have said that their kids have started asking “Where are those men that follow us all the time?”

They’ve actually stopped a little bit. I can’t guarantee it will last forever, but it does seem to be dying down.

Celebrities have even started posting photos for fans on their social media accounts to discourage the hunt to get them through candids.

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