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Parenting: Sharenting

Sharenting is when parents post photos or stories of their babies and children online. Jane finds out how those cute pics can backfire in the future.

Sharenting is the overuse of social media by parents to share content based on their children, such as baby pictures or blogs describing what their children are up to. Posts which adults may see as engaging or funny may not be viewed as such by the children involved when they grow into teenagers or young adults applying for their first job. Jane speaks to Claire Bessant, a solicitor and associate professor at Northumbria law school and Leah Plunkett, an associate professor of legal skills at the University of New Hampshire in the US and author of ‘Sharenthood’.

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