Only just beginning…

As I finish my last course for my Masters of Adult Education, I find that my learning is only just beginning; this is not the end although learning will look different to me as I leave formal education.  While I close one chapter, a next one opens in a few weeks.

For my final project, I wanted to look at the concept of “share-nting” and how parents post about their child(ren) online.  My key concerns were:
1) What is acceptable to post about children?
2) What right(s) do children have regarding content posted about them without their consent?
3) What platforms are my peers using to post about their children and why?
4) What are the long term effects of children growing up with a digital footprint, sometimes starting from a pregnancy announcement?
5) And most importantly to me, what is going to be right for me and my little family?
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As I do with almost everything, I started with excessively googling the topic.  You can see some of my favorite articles here There are many opinions on the topic, some with polar opposite views.  I have found this to be true of almost anything I search for pregnancy or parenting related so I better get use to it!

I also wanted to gain some insight from my friends, family, and colleagues so I created a short survey you can see here. I wanted people to be anonymous so they would answer honestly and I would not be able to judge any of those who have answers that I disagree with (just being honest!).  I had 23 participants so I was pretty happy about that!  I summarized the results of the survey here. I am a big believe that we can learn from each others experiences and sharing is part of the learning process so a survey was a must for me!

Note: When I was sharing my survey with friends and family, I truly saw how quickly one is not in control of their content once published.  I had friends asking if they could share my survey in their parenting groups, with their family, friends, etc.  I said no every time and appreciated them asking but it really brought home the point how quickly we do not have any control of info once we put it out there.  I didn’t want to have so many participants that I could not summarize the data, and since the survey was not officially approved, I thought it would be best to say no to these well meaning requests.

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My Overall Takeaways This Semester

1) General consensus from my survey results as well as articles is to post nude or embarrassing photos of your children.  This was not shocking to me yet I certainly have seen some photos like this posted on social media.  Others mentioned not using the child(ren)s face or full name on social media.  That seemed like a good pointer to me!  In terms of what they do post, birthdays, milestones, sporting events, holidays all came up multiple times.  Interesting to see that one of my friends believes nothing should be posted on the internet about her child.  Given that I have one friend who has made that rule very clear, I can identify who responded that way and I appreciate her standpoint.

2) It seems in Canada and North America, there is no clear laws set up in regards to children’s rights about what is posted about them on the internet or the ability to “clean up their image” later if they show wish.  This is happening in Europe and I would expect we won’t be too far along.  You can reach my post on the topic here.  Since there is no formal law at this time to protect children, I think it is even more important parents talk about these issues in a safe environment with one another.  We don’t always need government intervention (sometimes they make it worse!) but we do need community, support, and the opportunity to hear various perspectives.

3) It appears many of my survey participants (and myself had I filled out the survey) seem to use Snapchat the most.  Although I don’t know for sure, most of the people I asked to fill out the survey are under the age of 35 so right in the age of millennials so this wasn’t super surprising to me.  However, I do sense we have a false sense of security as snapchat has admitted the photo is never truly gone.

Facebook seems to be popular as well as many commented it is the platform their friends and family are already using and familiar with.  I certainly respect that for simplicity sake but with all of the privacy issues going on regarding Facebook, it sure makes me hesitant to let them make a product out of me.

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I agree with many of my participants who said they prefer Instagram for sharing images of their children as they have a smaller friend base and feel more in control of privacy settings.  I have way less followers on Instagram than I have friends on Facebook, and my Instagram followers are intentional while my Facebook friends may be professional as well as friends and family.  I will guess my first photo of this little one will go online via Instagram.  Just a guess!

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4) Long term implications of having your childhood posted on the internet is hard to find.  There are lots of suggestions but no real research yet that I could find.  Time will still tell as these children who are now likely preteens or early teenagers (some of the first to have their whole life Facebook-ed about in Canada) go on into the workforce. To be honest, this is the part that worries me the most.  I don’t want to make the wrong call.  Will it be normal to have your entire upbringing online and weird that some kids don’t? Or will children (by then adults) be judged by the decisions of their parents two decades earlier? Will social media as we know it evolve to a place where Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are obsolete? So much uncertainty!

5) I have no idea what the answers are! I won’t lie, I was hoping this project would help me to lay out exactly what I wanted to do once my babe is born. If anything I think I have more questions and more things I know need to be considered.  This is the beginning of my parenting journey isn’t it?!

I started this project assuming the least you post the better. And then my 7 year old niece helped me to see another viewpoint. Another possibility of the positive side of social media. Another way to view sharing your parenting journey and child’s life. I am hoping when this little person arrives in 5 or less weeks, I will trust my intuition and do what feels right for us. Once I decide what this is, one of the best piece of advice I received from the survey way to share with your friends and family your expectations about the Internet, your children, and social media.

Overall, I am grateful for the opportunity to create a project that is both meaningful to me and related to the content of the course. I will also be forever grateful that I finished my Masters program before my first child is born! Barely, but I did it!  While my learning is going to change from what is has been for the past two and a half years, I know learning is a lifelong journey and this is still just my beginning.


Learning Summary

So the calendar says April but the weather still feels wintery.  Nonetheless, we made it to the end of the semester!

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This course as certainly been a stretch to what I am use to in academia. No research paper? No face to face class? How am I going to do this…?!  Turns out it has been great even though it look some getting use to.  I am guilty of being stuck with an old school view of formal education and it was time to see another way of learning.  Nothing like getting out of your comfort zone right?!

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Feel free to check out my learning summary here:



Survey Results

As part of my final project, I wanted to survey friends and family who have children to gain their perspective and learn from their experiences on raising children in the social media age.  You can see my survey here.

Here are the break down of my results:

I had 23 friends/family/colleagues participate in my survey.  Names were not attached to survey answers.

Age of child(ren) (select all that apply, number will not equal 23 as many participants have multiple children)
Still Pregnant: 2 participants
less than 12 months: 4 participants
1-3 years old: 9 participants
4-6 years old: 6 participants
7-9 years old: 4 participants
10 years old +: 6 participants
I was happy to find a wide range of parents with children various ages.

How often do you use the following social media or online channels to post pictures of your child(ren)?

Never A few times a year Monthly Weekly ALL. THE. TIME.
Snap Chat 26.1% 21.7% 21.7% 17.4% 13.0%
Facebook 17.4% 52.2% 21.7% 4.3% 4.3%
Instagram 30.4% 21.7% 21.7% 26.1% 0.0%
Blogging 91.3% 4.3% 4.3% 0.0% 0.0%

Please explain your reasoning for preferring some platforms more than others? Open ended question but major themes include:
– Most familiar with Facebook
– Most of my friends and family use Facebook (3 participants)
– I have less followers on Snapchat
– I can pick who to send a Snapchat to
– Too many “friends” who are not real friends on Facebook so rarely post
– I have more control over who my Instagram followers are (2 participants)
– Snapchat not permanent

What sort of things do you post on social media about your child(ren)? Open ended questions but major themes include:
– Birthdays (15 participants)
– Achievements or accomplishments (6 participants)
-Vacation or holidays (7 participants)
-Random or anything cute (6 participants)
-Nothing on the internet (1 participant)

What sort of things are off limits to post online about your child(ren)? Opened ended but major themes include:
– Bath time/nudity (10 participants)
-Things that may embarrass them (5 participants)
-Complaining about child(ren) (3 participants)
-Account private/only have close friends so anything is OK (2 participants)
– Nothing (1 participant)
– Everything (1 participant)

At what age do you think children should be able to have their own social media accounts?

10-12 years old: 5 participants
13-14 years old: 14 participants
15-16 years old: 2 participants
17 years old: 1 participant
blank: 1 participant

Any tips for a momma-to-be on navigating the digital world with children? Open ended question
-Make sure to have access to your child’s account when they do get one
-Talk to your children early about internet safety and privacy
-Model good internet behaviour early
-Set technology boundaries.  When they do get an account, be sure to have the passwords and monitor frequently.  Make sure they know they do not have the right to technological privacy
– Keep your accounts private.  Maybe delete or remove people when baby arrives
– Don’t overpost! You may regret it one day
– Do what feels right to you
– Talk to your family now about your expectations of what they can post (or not post) about your child
– Your choices will be life long for your children.  Think about this when you are posting.  It is  a big responsibility!





Fact or True Fact?

Guilty as charged.  I think it is safe to say I am always connected to some sort of social media or internet outlet.  I can’t think of a morning that didn’t start with a Twitter and Facebook stroll before getting out of bed.  I know this creates my own filter bubble that allows me to only see the news I want to see which I recognize can be quite skewed.   I can’t bring myself to follow uber conservative content creators such as Fox News.  But what does this say about my social media use? I am not always seeing the full picture, not allowing myself to read both sides of an argument (or having both sides nicely show up on my time line for me to easily have access too), and have self selected my own echo chamber.  Academically, I would never read only one side of an argument before submitting a paper or final assignment.  Professionally, I know there is always more than two ways or leading theories to implement and execute student programming, and I would eagerly seek out multiple perspectives.  But when it comes to person use, I can admit to be quite one sided.  Is it because its easier to only read the news articles I know I generally will be on board with? Likely.  Does that make me a well rounded and informed citizen? Unlikely.

The article The Challenge That is Bigger that Fake News was particularly interesting to me as it included college age students in the study.  It is not only children who need to learn the skill of critical evaluation and analysis, but college students that must have these skills reinforced on a regular basis.  It is not enough to assume “they’ve got it now.”  It seems quite popular for younger generations to get their news from social media sites, but then they must have the skills to evaluate the information being thrown their way. The example of college students having to find additional sources to back up  or disprove the article they were given as part of the study seems like it should be a requirement that all college level students should have. Yet this study shows only 6% of college students passed the assessment.  This should be an eye opener to many of us.

For myself, seeking out fake news strategies are similar to what my classmates have stated such as Jana or Jessica.  Some key takeways for myself are:

1) Is an author cited or just a news company?
2) Is it a company I have heard of before?
3) What is the link to the article?
4) Can I find other sources backing the same information?

Finally, what I really want to know is are there legislation around those who are caught posting fake news purposefully? If not, should there be? We have seen the effects fake news can have in elections and I think it is important those reporting fake news should really be penalized if caught.  Maybe we will touch on this topic this week!




Who Am I?

The idea of digital identity has been something I have been struggling to understand how it works for me this entire semester.  Aaron Balick’s article “The persona, the false self, and the social network” resonated with me as it seemed to put into words the struggles I have been having:

-Having your best mates on the same social network as your mother and your boss requires different personae and false selves for each – so how are you supposed to manage that?

-Just think of the way you behave with a group of friends when another friend comes along, say, a work colleague, or a friend from another social group; you subtly shift the way you behave in order to ‘fit in’ the best you can, with the new grouping of people. This process is very subtle, it’s practically automatic.

-This anxious feeling is often about the boundaries of our true and false selves – or one social group seeing a part of ourselves that we only reserve for another social group

Literacy in the digital world

When I think of digital or media literacy, I agree with Common Sense media’s definition that “media literacy is the ability to identify different types of media and understand the messages they’re sending.” It is a life skill to be able to question a source and ask a variety of questions such as:
-Who created the vlog/article/video etc?
-Who is the intended audience?
-What biases exist?
-What ideas are being ignored?
-What does the author want us to think after consuming their content?

Ensuring kids (and adults!) do not just take an authors “word for it” is key to learning.  I always suggest to my students to find a few resources that generally believe the same thing, and that it never hurts to read the flip side of an argument.  With the amount of content being created each day, this is not fool-proof, but it is a good start in building literacy skills.  Digital literacy has to be more than the ability to use technology, we more so need members of society who can critique, analyze, evaluate, and create new content.  The earlier children are introduced to digital literacy, even if it starts at a “learn to use” stage, the better.  It is unrealistic for the education system not to prepare children for the world that they live in. As most things in life, balance is key, but technology, digital learning, media literacy etc cannot be ignored or swept under the rug.

When Dr Curous posted the question this week “what makes someone fully literate?” my immediate thought is that no one is fully literate, ourselves included.  Learning is life long experience with no conclusion.  And digital literacy has proven to add a new element to literacy.

“There is no end to education.  It is not that you read a
book, pass an examination, and finish education.

The whole of life, from the moment you are born to
the moment you die is a process of learning.”

-J. Krishnamuiti

While I certainly agree with Dani’s summary of the different types of literacy, the adult educator in me wants to see continual learning opportunity for professionals, and society in general.  This could be in their world place or in community resource centres.  As an educator, I always try to convey to my students that I am continually learning as well.  Whether it is a new topic, a new skill, or keeping up to date on the research in student success theories.  Yes I have a undergraduate degree and 90% of a masters degree (sooo close!) but even then, my learning will not stop.  It will change forms to nonformal and informal learning, oppose to the formal model that often gets most of the credit, but learning will still occur.   I try to model to the the student’s the importance of not solely focusing on that next exam or project (although this is important too), but thinking about the ways you can use what you are learning today or in your future.  Literacy is the same.  This is a continue process and I know throughout the many (many!) years I have left before I retire, there is likely to be a shift again in the definition of literacy.  I just hope I am open to the idea of keeping up!

I look forward to building on the idea of digital literacy and fake news for this weeks class!


Whose job is it anyway?

Digital citizenship.  Or citizenship in the digital age.  Whose responsible for teaching this to children and what responsibilities are expected?

In an ideal situation, the responsibility should be shared between the school/teacher and parent.  If students are learning one ideal or notion in their formal education, but then seeing a different reality at home (informal learning), there could be confusion and cognitive dissonance.  I also don’t think it is fair to put everything on the school/teachers shoulders.  They are already teaching students math, science, reading, social studies, etc, things many parents truly are not the expect in teaching or modeling.  I know, acknowledge, and appreciate my future child(ren) are way better off to have certified teachers to lead them through these types of lessons that I can offer them!  Digital citizenship is certainly something many of today’s parents can can and should participate in.  Terry Heick’s article in Teach Thought defines digital citizenship as “the quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities.” I also found an interesting resource from the Federal Government to help parents teach digital citizenship to their children so I don’t think I am alone in thinking parents play an important role here and must take responsibility.

In my area of education, digital literacy and citizenship is just starting to creep into our programming more as one off sessions instead of across the curriculum.  This is a start but we are certainly behind the ball in regards to providing educational opportunities to discuss and reflect on digital literacy and citizenship.  See my post The education system’s own dinosaur for our somewhat slow moving processes in higher education.  I can see other student services units starting to engage with students on platforms such as Instagram and Facebook more and more.  Previously these platforms were used for pushing information or promoting events, but the more we can engage with students on these platforms the better for both the institution and the students.

Although I am not a certified teacher, Patrick’s Maze’s discussion on Tuesday really struck me as interesting and relevant outside of the K-12 system.  Are professionals always professionals? Can we ever take that hat off? Are professionals held to higher standards that the average citizen? Is that OK?

I understand that teachers have a contract that outlines these sort of answers (however vaguely that may be!) but what about other professionals? Police officers, nurses, doctors, politicians, etc? I think society holds many professions to higher standards.  I don’t know if it is right for me to think this way, but for police officers I do believe you are a police officer whether you are on duty or off.  Yet for teachers I am a bit more lenient.  Don’t ask me why, I haven’t figured it out yet.  But some jobs don’t really turn on and off as easily as we would like them to.  This means what we do in our personal life, digital life, at work, all mix into one.  I often have to remind myself that my students don’t think of me as Krisanne.  They seem me as an advisor or employee of the University.   I am lucky that my students are all adults (or treated as such legally once they apply to the institution, even if only 17 years old), but must acknowledge how they know me and what they see me representing.  Tonight some friends and I are headed to the USPORTS Final 8 Women’s Basketball game be held n the CKHS…nothing brings out school spirit like a U of R vs U of S battle for a spot in a national championship game.  I am bound to see students I know quite well and I think that is OK.  I can be engaged in the community, support the team, and be a proud alumni all at the same time.  If my situation allowed, I would likely even have an alcoholic beverage because I think it is OK for me to model a healthy relationship with alcohol (I won’t of course but in theory I think I would!).  I absolutely would not get drunk or even “a good buzz” at a school event but think my line is a bit more lenient than a teachers line may be. Or maybe I am hopelessly naive.
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Are teachers held to an unreasonable standards? At times, absolutely.  But I don’t think that means teachers or any professionals should be allowed complete separation between work and home.  Of course, go out and have some fun! You’ve certainly earned it.  Alcohol use in professionals does not get me all wound up (and I guess we will see about marijuana use in a few months but I am thinking I will feel the same).  I’ve altely wondered if millenials see this differently than GenX or Baby Boomers, but I can’t seem to find any articles on this topic.  I’m willing to guess I am not alone here…anyone with me???  Where I do think it matters is if there are racist, sexist, homophobic, etc statements or actions coming from a professional who works with a diverse community and represents a diverse community.  I don’t think we can embrace diversity and respect for all at work, and go home and do the opposite.  Somethings should not be tolerated in a professional role but maybe we should ease up on some other areas? Teaching friends I would love to hear from you!
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Just when you think you know…

I work with adults so do not generally spend much time with children, outside of my 7 nieces and nephews, and a few of my friends’ children.  I am sure my teacher friends would know this happens to them often, but just when I thought I knew the direction I was going, a 7 year old took my mind for a spin…

For our nieces and nephews birthdays, my partner Cody and I like to invite the child over for a sleep over in Regina with us.  They pick the activities, the food, basically we just do whatever they want to do. It’s a hit and as their birthdays approach they ask us if they are coming to sleep over again soon.  Hopefully I can keep this tradition going once our own little one comes but I guess I will play that by ear 😉

During Family Day weekend, Cody and I had our seven year old niece, V, over for a sleep over.  When we got home from our activities (Wok Box, the Peter Rabit movie, and a trip to the dollar store) and hanging out on the couch waiting for supper to be ready, V says to me:

“Can we look at my mom and dad’s Facebook to find pictures of me when I was a baby?”

I think my eyes almost popped out of my head! At first I thought it was a strange request, but then I got out my iPad and pulled up her mom’s page and scrolled back to 2010 when she was just a baby.  V laughed and giggled at the pictures, read the captions to me, wanted to know the story of what was going on in the picture, and wanted more.  Off to grandma and grandpa’s, other aunts and uncle’s pages we go.  For about an hour, she talked about what a cute baby she was, “oh I remember that!” (no you don’t but I won’t correct you!), and even how much baby her looks like her little sister.  To her, it seemed like a fun activity to look back at her baby pictures.  To me, it was an eye opening experience.  She seemed to love that her pictures were online.  She loved reading out loud what her parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc said about her. She didn’t seem embarrassed.  She is only seven and I suppose could change her perspective but she definitely proved to me that posting about our kids on social media does not have to be a bad thing.  Way to keep me on my toes, sweet girl.

Does anyone else have a positive story about a child and old social media posts? I would love to hear! It is easy to get sucked in the vacuum of why you should not post about your child.  Most of the articles I find about sharenting or posting seem to lean towards reminding parents why they should be cautious.  I can’t seem to find an article about a positive outcome of sharing online about your children but if any of my classmates have one, I would love to hear!

Digital Citizenship and Share-nting

I am not a K-12 teacher.  I repeat, I am not a K-12 teacher.  Please keep this in mind when I tell this this next fact…

I was not previously familiar with Ribble’s Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship.

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In my work in post secondary education, I feel I am guilty of making the assumption my students “already know this stuff” and “don’t need to go through this yet again.”  However, Ribble’s nine elements remind me that some of the components especially digital literacy, digital etiquette, and digital health and wellness still have great effects today and in the future for university students.  And some components may change as they enter their post secondary education path.  Digital citizenship is not just for children.  Literacy, and digital literacy, are not static goals that can be completed and checked off.  You do not master literacy or digital literacy and are done learning in these areas.  These are life long skills that change as you grow, as you set new goals, and as the world changes.  Can a student use the technology in their back pocket to connect with leaders in their field of interest? Twitter has been invaluable to me in terms of connecting with other professionals across Canada and the USA who work in similar functional areas on their home campuses.  I can only see the unlimited value of the student interested in getting into veterinary school for example, to start to connect with vet med students, professors, and those working in the field to get a better sense of what the career path may be like, or what is required of one to get into vet med school.  I know there are other apps and websites that would be helpful as well such as LinkedIn.

What I find interesting is I am regularly asked about professional programs and admission requirements (ie Medical school) at different universities, and when I ask the student what research they have done themselves, the answer is often none.  I am happy to google with the student to look up different medical schools across the country and their entrance requirements, but it seems to me like that thought to do this themselves did not occur.  Technology is social and fun, but using technology as a learning tool seems to be forgotten.  This to me shows that digital citizenship is not a K-12 education system issue, but all educational systems responsibility.

The University has policies outlining appropriate behavior of how students, staff, and faculty should act before in person and online.  But is this information shared with students in a meaningful way? I am sure most of are skimming the Undergraduate Calendar to find this policy.  Within Student Affairs, it is our responsibility to ensure we are creating an environment which students can be successful in, and explaining digital etiquette should be included with this.  Cyberbullying is not unique to children and effects ones self esteem.  These are real issues our campuses are facing.  All in all, universities need to incorporate digital citizenship into their programming, as well as their curriculums .

How does this relate to my final project?

For my project I am looking at share-nting (use of social media and online mediums to share about your children), what is appropriate, and what the bigger factors may be that influence share-nting such as consent, privacy, and the piece I had not yet considered, modeling digital citizenship.  I think my long term intent is to model good digital citizenship (or just citizenship in general!).  Modeling this behaviour starts now.  I found an interesting post for parents about digital citizenship here that is a good starting point for me and my project.  In order for my to expect my child(ren) to be good citizens, I need to model this for them as my actions speak louder than my words.  For myself, I need to remember not to be scared of the internet, but be aware of its capabilities and limitations.  I need to learn more about (digital) citizenship so I can be a good (digital) citizen myself.  Specifically, when looking at share-nting, I am interested in the element of digital etiquette, digital rights and responsibilities, digital health and wellness, and digital security.


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A child’s right to privacy

This week I decided to explore the idea of privacy and children’s rights.  This is particularly interesting to be in regards to my final project as children do not have the ability to give consent, so parents, and in some countries, law makers, are making rules on their behalf.   An article on CBC this week spurred this direction for me as it explored the idea of children of the social media era having the right in the future to delete posts their parents made of them as children. 

“…people should have the agency to decide what information is, and isn’t archived about them online.

And while that’s true of all individuals, it is especially so with children and teens, whose lives may have been extensively documented online by others, before they reach the age of consent.” (Pringle, 2018).

While I truly believe parents are trying to make the best decisions they can about the use of online sharing, our choices have lifelong repercussions for our children.  The European Union has intervened with this idea and created legislation to allow individuals the right to request information on social media platforms or accessible via google search to be removed.  I cannot find any legislation equal in Canadian law but if you know of a something, let me know!


(I just watched The Mindy Project final episode, bear with me)

What I find particularly interesting is that I, a millennial, remember when my grade 6 classroom had 5 computers installed.  Every classroom received a few computers in my elementary school back in 2000. I remember being taught the correct way to type (..if they could see me now though!…) and how to use word processing programs.  I remember having to set up an email account and practice emailing my classmates,  making our first slideshow presentation.   All important skills and ones I use at work and in grad school every day.  But as who some might categorize a “digital native” or “digital resident“, I have never received digital or media literacy.  Millennial are sometimes referred to as “the Facebook generation” yet I am sure I am not the only middle of the pack millennial who did not have digital literacy included in their education, K-12 or post secondary.  Now, without attending graduate school, I don’t know where an adult will access this sort of education beyond choosing to read about it online.  It is a privilege to be able to further my education into graduate school, but certainly not the norm.  In my opinion, it seems like the generation who first had MySpace, Facebook, etc are also the generation to received little to no opportunities to exploring the implications of this social networking as our training and education as mostly on using tools.

So what does this mean for our children?


The world is still figuring out the long term effects of growing on with an online presence.  Maybe it will be fine, every one of your friends also has photo after photo of them online too.  But at the bare minimum, this should make parents take a moment to think.  Many of us I am sure have a baby book filled with funny pictures and anecdotes, some cute, some embarrassing.  But mine is somewhere in my parents house, likely only viewed by grandparents, aunts, and the odd friend nice enough to smile and nod as they look through it.  HOw would I feel if that was online for anyone to find (we all know it’s easier to get deep into the Facebook world and see photos of people that have no idea we are viewing them!) My parents knew exactly who had seen what.

Am I going to post pictures of my babe online? For sure I am.  I know that and hope not to sound snobbish on this topic.  I look forward to sharing.  But how much and how often? What sort of things are OK to share and what are for only close friends and family?  I don’t know the answer yet and likely won’t even in 15 weeks when I meet this little person.  Might as well get use to this feeling.




Pringle, R. (2018, January 31). Today’s kids will need right to remove online posts about them.  CBC. Retrieved from