For many children online life begins before birth, when their excited parents-to-be post ultrasound images on social media. A recent report stated that 42% of parents share photos of their children online, with half of these parents posting photos at least once a month (Ofcom, 2017). For parent bloggers the frequency of posting photos is likely to be more.
The internet can provide fantastic tools for sharing special moments from your child’s early years with family and friends. And online parenting forums, networks and blogs often provide valuable support and reassurance through parenting’s ups and downs.
As adults, before we share, perhaps we you should give thought to exactly who can see photos and comments featuring our children, and how this online footprint might affect them in years to come.
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