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Mishcon de Reya & Place2Be 'Sharenting' project in The Observer

Posted on 04 January 2019. Source: The Observer

Mishcon de Reya & Place2Be 'Sharenting' project in The Observer

The project comprises a three part film series exploring children's voices on Sharenting: 'the habitual use of social media to share news, images etc. of one's children'. The films have been produced in response to concern among young children about their parents sharing photos on social media.

It’s become an accepted part of keeping up to date with extended family and friends, but if schoolchildren were in their parents’ shoes, the majority wouldn’t share posts of their sons and daughters online.

In one video, about safety online, 10-year-old Adavan said: “If you share anything with your family, you know who’s going to see it. But if you share it publicly, there are millions of people who can see your picture.”

Joe Hancock, cyber security lead at Mishcon de Reya, encouraged parents to share wisely. “Simple steps, such as checking your privacy settings and asking others not to share content of your children on their accounts if they have not updated their privacy settings, is a good start. And, as we found out from the children during filming, having their consent is key,” he said.

Read the article in full, here.

View all of the sharenting films here.

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