Obviously, you might be setting your children up for a fight they did not choose by sharenting
. CONSEQUENCES In the West, consequences of sharenting
have been felt and it could only be a matter of time before our own "social media babies" follow suit, backed by the law.
But since the rise of social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, the trend of 'sharenting
' has become increasingly controversial, with celebrities like Katie Price and Victoria Beckham coming under fire for posting pictures of their young children.
She and Bahareh Keith, DO, a pediatrician at the University of Florida, discussed the challenges and risks of "sharenting
"--parents' sharing information and photos of their children online--and pediatricians' role in advising parents and looking out for children's best interests.
Also included are: throw shade, to make a public show of contempt for someone or something, often in a subtle or non-verbal manner; sharenting
, the habitual use of social media to share news and images of one's children; snowflake generation, the young adults of the 2010s, viewed as being less resilient and more prone to taking offence than previous generations; dude food, junk food such as hot dogs, burgers, etc considered particularly appealing to men; uberization, the adoption of a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and supplier, usually via mobile technology; and JOMO, the joy of missing out: pleasure gained from enjoying one's current activities without worrying that other people are having more fun.
But what are the risks of 'sharenting
' - posting pictures and information about our children online?
Parents who share details of their children's lives on social media are engaging in something dubbed "sharenting
." And while so-called sharents report that doing so provides an important resource for advice and an outlet for commiseration, "some are concerned that over-sharing may pose safety and privacy risks for their children," says University of Michigan researcher Sarah J.
I've talked previously about the concept of 'sharenting
', where parents share content about their children online, creating a digital footprint for them that they have no control over.
And three out of four people surveyed said that this "sharenting
" is boring for other online users.
But the politics of sharenting
-- whether or not to upload images of your children online, particularly before their being old enough to consent to it -- are becoming increasingly complicated, not least given a new report, which says that, by the age of 13, the average child has more than 1,000 pictures of themselves on the internet.