Let’s face – social media has become a big part of our lives. It’s the modern way of communication and human interaction, and we love sharing our lives with world.
In the realm of parenting, social media can be of great help and support to parents in terms of quick access to information and interaction with like-minded people. Parents also tend to share their lives on social media, including those cute and cuddly pictures of their children and personal stories such as significant milestones in the children’s lives.
Sure, social media is great in terms of making the world a much smaller and more accessible place, but given concerns that come about because of it, such as privacy and safety concerns, is it a good idea to share pictures of children online?
More experts are raising concerns about sharing pictures of children online, arguing that it goes against children’s right to privacy as they don’t have the power to give or decline consent to their pictures being shared online, and that it could be potentially harmful to children, especially if sensitive information such as geographical location and date of birth is shared by parents.
For an in-depth look at the matter, see this article from The Guardian.
*image from Creative Commons.