Do you sharent as well as you parent? QUIZ

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.

Vlog on?

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.

Vicki Shotbolt, CEO Parent Zone

Question #1: What is sharenting?

Question #2: How many photos of the average child do you think will be posted online by their fifth birthday?

Question #3: How confident are you about using privacy settings?

Question #4: Do you ask for your child’s permission before you post a picture of them?

Question #5: Do you expect other parents to ask your permission before they post images of your child?

Question #6: How does your child feel about you sharing pictures of them?

Question #7: If they asked you to take a picture down would you do it?

Question #8: What are the risks of sharenting?

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