fastcompany.com/90315706/kids-

This is why I never share pictures of our kids publicly. I rarely share events of our lives too (sometimes I have to, hope the kids will understand). This is why I shout the head off of any relative who re-posts a picture of the kids online.

Social media is a dangerous weapon. We should wield it responsibly. Especially when #parenting.

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@algernon
Yeah this is a nightmarish mess. My kid loves to be on either side of the camera, so in addition to managing photos of her, we have to teach her about making sure she has permission to take photos. But living on the other side of the world from family, the downsides of sharing nothig are too harsh.

@feonixrift sharing with family *should* be fine, don't even need social media for that. Sharing publicly, or with random Facebook "friends" on the other hand, not so much. I got the feeling from the article that the writer had a similar opinion.

@algernon
I'm also really open with my daughter about whether to post stuff and who can see what. She likes to veto any pic she doesn't feel is silly enough. So maybe that helps. I still worry though - in part because it's so easy for information out of context to suddenly be called "proof" of bad parenting.

@feonixrift Asking her is good parenting, one can teach kids so many things in the process! Consent, control of one's data, security, privacy, what to share, when, with whom. Lots of opportunities. It is also building trust.

Our twins aren't old enough to ask them yet, but once they are, we will definitely involve them in the sharing ritual. :)

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