Concerns over safety and privacy are one thing (and worth discussing), but what about the broader implications of kids growing up with a digital identity shaped by their parents long before they were old enough to have a say? This week Meagan and Sarah talk about how we make decisions about what to share online (and on the podcast) about our own kids and how things shift as kids get older and technology evolves; we also tackle a few listener questions on the topic of “sharenting” from moms of younger kids. Join us!
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Links we mentioned (or should have) in Episode 218:
- One Day, All of This Will Be Embarrassing (Gabriel Snyder for The Atlantic)
- ‘Sharenting’: Can Parents Post Too Much About Their Kids Online? (WBUR interview with Stacey Steinberg, associate director of the Center on Children and Families at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law)