Some parents are to their children what the NSA and market research corporations are to the rest of us. Myra Hamilton writes at the Conversation:
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Children consistently delight and surprise us, and make us hoot with laughter. It’s only natural to want to share these moments with friends and family. But the trend of posting information about our young children on social media sites raises an important issue: don’t children deserve some privacy?
Traditionally, people may have told funny or icky anecdotes about their children to their nearest and dearest when they saw them, or wheeled out embarrassing photos of their naked children at 21st birthday parties.
But social media sites provide the opportunity to share this information far more widely. Parents can place information permanently online where it may come back to haunt them, or their children.
Many parents post photos and videos online of their young children during their most cute, funny, or embarrassing moments.