Are you a “Sharent”?

Do parents who post pictures on social media of everything their child does have to fear a lawsuit for overexposure when their kid becomes an adult?

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I really like sharing photos of my kids both on my personal profile and this public one. But, I'm always considering the content and how it might be used by others. I also think about whether there is anything that my kids might find embarrassing in any way as they get older. Just this past year, my son asked me to check with him first. I'd say if you have kids 7+ it's a good idea to check in with them before you post, not only does it show respect, but it also teaches them that they will need to do the same when they get older and have the option to post a pic of someone themselves.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sharenting #digitaletiquette #screentime #genz #postresponsibly #digitalhabits #mindfulparenting #positivechange #juliastorm #ReConnectLA #reconnect4u@reconnect4u

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Probably not. An expert who specializes in cyber law says there is a parent-child immunity doctrine that says a child cannot sue for a parent for civil wrongs committed under their care. A psychologist warns that posting too many pictures and stories online about your child helps to develop a “digital tattoo.” It’s information that follows your kid for the rest of their lives.Things from years ago could be seen by potential boy or girlfriends and college and job recruiters.