Posting pictures of every milestone, your latest family adventures and those oh-so-cute kid quotes on Facebook, Instagram and more may be part of modern-day parenting, but what happens when parents over share about their kids?
Welcome to the world of Sharenting, the relatively new term used to describe the practice of over-divulging every last anecdote about your kids online. We consistently warn our kids about cyber safety and the dangers of over-sharing online. But should we be giving ourselves the same speech?
Probably so. According to an article in this week’s Tech Times, many kids already have a “digital identity” thanks to their parents’ postings before they even start using social media.
Here’s more: The survey found that more than 50 percent of mothers and about 33 percent of fathers discussed the health of their child and parenting on social media. The poll also found that 75 percent of the survey participants highlighted at “oversharenting” by other parents, which included sharing location of the child, embarrassing stories related to a child and posting inappropriate stories.