Are sharents – parents who blog, tweet and post pictures about all aspects of their children’s lives – doing their children harm by crossing the boundaries between public and private life?
They have been dubbed “sharents” – the mums and dads who blog, tweet and post pictures from their children‘s lives – often simultaneously. Mostly aged 35 and upwards, they were early adopters of social media who quickly became comfortable sharing their thoughts with strangers. Now, as they enter parenthood, it seems natural to take everyone along with them, every step of the way.
But how will this parental sharing affect children as they grow up?