Why Kids Are Confronting Their Parents About ‘Sharenting’ | NYT Opinion

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Why Kids Are Confronting Their Parents About ‘Sharenting’ | NYT Opinion
Why Kids Are Confronting Their Parents About ‘Sharenting’ | NYT Opinion
I’M Lucy I’m 7 years old and my mom posted pictures of me on the instant online dog and my mom shares my whole life. If you’re going to be so rude about it, then I’ll take it down, but I don’t agree with you just for the record. Why are we going today about the photos? What’S the big deal, I think you look so cute and it was a nice moment what’s wrong with it because he didn’t ask of it as connecting to other people that I know in real life, Boo and Grandpa. How else do they know about you guys, except to see you there? He can call and FaceTime H5 the average kid has 1500 photos of them. Online PPL depends on the level of Papa, has a mojito in 1 hack, and there goes all your privacy remember when I was getting my debit card. Can you send me company number completo to Psycho Circus on freeway fraud? What is everybody so worried about? What is it going to do that is like the wrecking a river life? Is an imagination face photo, wouldn’t want them to say, but do you go on the beach in those clothes and strangers could take photos of you on the beach and do what they want with those photos you wanted so now you would say that you would consider It would actually honestly would be depressing if I can document it for insta if it’s not, but you really feel that way because yeah do you think it should have veto power, the ability to say please take that down. You have to. I absolutely think the kids should have veto power and again it’s because how aware I am of the implications of the digital footprint that I say that for sharing too much about I mean I had what what should I say they just don’t know what they’re doing France, if I’d asked you about that, you be okay. If I posted a really so it’s actually about to asking not about the picture itself, posting any private information or anything online should be my call. I really try to limit the amount of sings. I activate you with and if a photo or an upload is causing so much aggravation, is it worth it? It’S probably not. So I understand where you’re coming from
While we often hear parents caution their children about safety, this time the tables are turned. In the video op-ed above, three children confront their mothers about “sharenting.” They are members of the first generation whose entire life could be documented on social media. It’s a generation that’s digitally savvy and concerned about what parents post online.

The U.S. law meant to protect kids online (COPPA) “places parents in control over what information is collected from their young children online.” But innocent posts from parents can carry unintended consequences. Studies estimate that by 2030, “sharenting” will play a role in two-thirds of identity fraud cases facing the young generation. Parents also risk unwittingly exposing their children to data broker profiling, hacking, facial recognition tracking, pedophilia and other threats to privacy and security.

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