Research + News | Topic: Oversharing
May 24, 2019
Dear Parents: The Internet Never Forgets
Many children growing up today will discover that their digital footprint began in utero and didn’t stop there. This phenomenon has come to be known as “sharenting”—when parents share pictures and videos of their kids on social media, creating an indelible trail of digital bread crumbs. Watch a video report covering this issue here.
Apr 26, 2019
Pink Explains Why She’s Stopped Posting Photos Of Her Kids On Social Media
Pink, like many celebrities — and, in fairness, like most of the world — is active on social media. But recently she’s decided to change her posting habits, especially as related to her children. View the video clip here.
Apr 23, 2019
Can Parents Post Photographs Of Their Children?
Does posting photos of children online endanger them? Read the article here.
Apr 2, 2019
Can You Stop Your Parents Sharing Photos Of You Online?
Love it or hate it, parents have made their way on to social media, and seem to be there to stay. Read the article here.
Mar 28, 2019
What You Need To Know About The “Virtual Kidnapping” Scam Targeting Parents
Phone calls are made to the family demanding ransom money, but the scammers don’t actually have the child held hostage—they’re getting information from the parents’ social media. Read the article here.
Nov 12, 2018
How To Protect Your Kid From ‘Fortnite’ Scams
The popular game has become an easy way for scammers to trick kids into sharing way too much information. Read the article from Common Sense Media here.
Sep 6, 2016
Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls
Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.
May 17, 2016
Parents, Our Children Are Going Viral And It’s Not Always Good
Every day we have kids trending across social media for doing the stupidest things in the world. Read the article here.
Mar 25, 2016
Kids Worry About Parents Oversharing On Social Media, Study Finds
When the photo of your son or the anecdote about your daughter seems too cute not to share on social media, how do your children really feel about showing up in your Facebook or Instagram account? Read the article here.