It’s illegal in France, but flourishing in the UK. Sharenting is the practice of sharing once-private parenting moments on social media - to a potentially global audience
Who are you sharing family pictures with?
When you decide to share a picture with your loved ones, that doesn’t necessarily mean you want to include their loved ones and friends. Check your privacy settings are set to ‘friends only’ if you don’t want the world to see them; though remember, any images can be screen shot and passed on without your knowledge.
Does your child care?
It’s easy once they’re old enough to ask, but when children are little, it’s down to you to decide what images you share. How do you think they will feel when they’re old enough to have an opinion? In the end, only you can make that judgement call.
If you decide to join the thousands of parents who are vlogging, blogging and generally throwing open the doors of family life, check you are keeping them safe. Are they traceable because you’ve left location-tagging turned on the images? Are they in school uniform, letting the world know where your children are five days a week?
We tell our children to think before they share. The same advice applies to parents.