This is a perennial question, but it's good that it keeps coming up. In Disney's Babble.com, parenting blogger Katie (last name wisely not provided for her son's privacy), again asks when a child's right to privacy kicks in and whether parents are violating that right by sharing photos in social media. "I believe that yes, my son has a right to privacy," she writes, "but I also believe that … [Read more...] about Of babies’ (then older kids’) privacy rights
Kids aren't the only people who need to think before they post, but the latter half of that sentence is an oversimplification, of course. New York Times columnist Lisa Belkin brings new meaning to the phrase "Protecting Your Child's Privacy" in her Motherlode column this week. Where's the line between "exploiting [a child's] pain" – as one teenage subject of his parent's published memoir put it – … [Read more...] about Violating our kids’ privacy
In fact, "the No. 1 tool in our lifetimes for parenting," according to B.J. Fogg, who runs Stanford University's Persuasive Technology Lab and teaches about Facebook with his sister, Linda Phillips, parent of 8, in a free, noncredit class. Their reasoning: "Because it enables parents to ask about specifics." Absolutely. That's a great point. But, please, parents, think this monitoring option … [Read more...] about Facebook: No. 1 tool for parenting? Maybe. Use wisely.