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Have you heard of 'sharents' ? Sharents are parents who share photos and stories about their children on social media. Do you think some people share too much information about their children via social media?

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I haven't heard the term before. I find it uneccessarily pejorative. I share quite a lot about my son online, as he is the most important part of my life and sharing what is important is the point of social media for me. If anyone isn't interested, then they shouldn't be my friend. I can't compartmentalise my life and pretend that my child does not exist. And why should I?
As for safety, predators and paedophiles have existed since the dawn of time and children have always been at risk. I do not believe that the photos and stories I share increase that risk at all. I take sensible precautions but then i do that in all walks of life, not just online.
That's awesome! I've not heard that term before now, but I'm not surprised it exists. Absolutely some parents share too much. How easy would it be for a predator to stalk a heavy-posting parent on facebook? If a parent censors who can see their posts, then the danger is lessened dramatically, but it's still not a practice I would recommend.
I have not heard the term, but do believe some parents 'overshare'. As a parent, I enjoy talking about my son, but typically people don't care to hear about it - unless they are close with my family. I imagine the same principle applies online.
by Vee
No I don't do this much.....maybe 3 times
in 10 years.
Which is not too bad :)
I'm very much aware of the problems that are out there.

When I first heard the term 'sharents' I expected it to refer to parents who shared custody of their children after their relationship ended! Then I found out the real meaning. Posting photos and anecdotes about one's children raises many questions which are not easily answered. How much information is too much? Everyone will have different views. Mum and Dad may feel a certain pic is just cute but the child in the photo may be embarrassed, especially if the pic resurfaces when they are a teenager. Some people are more private than others. I read about one mother who felt the safest approach was not to mention her children on Facebook. But then she feared she might be judged as a 'bad mother' who didn't do activities with her children and didn't care about them.
I have never heard this word before. I have shared a few photos on Facebook and I customized it so only a few people saw it. . I do not feel comfortable posting my childrens pictures on SM not matter how cute they are. It only takes a right click of the mouse on a photo to save it. I have seen criminals copy people entire FB profile and use it for unscrupulous means.
by Gia
No, I haven’t heard of this expression before, & don’t even know how to put any photo, 'out there' anyway. I still haven’t learnt know how to put a photo into an e-mail to a friend yet.
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