Sharenting? A Child’s Digital Future Requires Careful Consideration Today

It was so much easier when we shared in photo albums!

It was so much easier when we shared in photo albums!

I’ve often written about sharenting — defined as digital age parents sharing their 21st Century kids’ photos, stories, and information via Facebook, blogs, and other public online social media.

If you are mulling over the sharenting topic and want more guidance and perspective, take a few minutes to read a just-published article over at Sonya Livingstone’s Parenting for a Digital Future blog. The article, written by Alicia Blum-Ross, Where and When Does a Parent’s Right to Share End Online?, discusses the ways that bloggers who are also parents think about sharing information online and the “digital dilemma” that they experience. Blum-Ross also explores how these parents consider the future that their children will experience while growing up and examining the digital information about themselves.

This article, a shorter version of one to be published in the journal Popular Communication, provides good ideas for families who are thinking about what to post online about their children. Affiliated with the London School of Economics, both Sonya Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross are in the Department of Media and Communications.

To gain even more perspective about the issues surrounding charting please consider reading these posts on MediaTechParenting:

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