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Do you document your kids’ lives on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, or are you horrified when people post images and videos of their children online? “Sharenting” – a portmanteau word derived from “sharing” and “parenting” – is a common phenomenon. Many proud parents post videos and photographs of their offspring on an array of internet platforms. But children aren’t in a position to grant or deny consent, so their right to privacy gets violated for the sake of a few online likes. And sharing a seemingly innocuous photo of your children could compromise their safety and wreak havoc on their lives as they grow into adults. Parents who watch this brief, colorful analysis may begin to think twice before clicking the share button.
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Taylor Lorenz is a staff writer for The Atlantic, where she covers technology.