How many of you have young children? How many of you with young children or grandchildren have posted pictures or other information about them on your social media page(s).
Of course you’re proud of the new additions to your families. We’re all proud parents and grandparents who like to show photos of our little ones. In the old days, men would pull out their wallets and boastfully show the family photos. Ladies would reach into their purses and pull out a small photo album full of photos of babies, kids and/or grandkids.
Today, instead of carrying a bundle of photos, or in addition to carrying photos, parents and grandparents share the photos on their social media pages. It’s quicker and easier to let family and friends, near and far, have the pleasure of learning and seeing your tiny loved ones.
The oversharing by parents and grandparents is being referred to as ‘sharenting’. According to some experts, sharenting is ruining the futures of many children along with placing them in danger, even no parent or grandparent would intentionally do anything to harm their wee ones.