Parents, Kids, and Online Sharing
Sharenting, or the act of parents sharing information about their children online, is a phenomenon that began in the early 2000s. Parents began posting media of their children playing sports, taking their first steps, singing in the car and more. While social media is a great tool to keep in touch with long distance relatives and friends, some have shown concern about sharenting because of how much information of their child is online.
Some parents believe that sharenting helps during the parenting process, whereas others say that parents sometimes share too much. With identity crimes that target children in mind, where is the line drawn when it comes to the privacy of a child’s information?