- "Sharenting," or online sharing about parenting, has benefits and potential harms
- Researchers offer seven guidelines to follow when posting about your kids online
(CNN)Yes, "sharenting" is a thing, and many parents do it.
One mother's disturbing case
Set your privacy levels
If parents choose to post photos or blog about their children online, researchers offer these dos and don'ts:
- Do familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of the sites with which you share.
- Do set up a notification to alert whenever your child's name appears in a Google search result.
- Do share anonymously, and consider not sharing publicly, if you choose to post about your child's behavior struggles.
- Don't, or use caution, when sharing your child's actual location.
- Do give your child veto power over online disclosures, including images, quotes, accomplishments and challenges.
- Don't post pictures that show your child in any state of undress.
- Do consider the effect sharing can have on your child's current and future sense of self and well-being.