Post Wisely


It turns out there’s a balance to how much you can share of your child’s life in the digital sphere once they reach a certain age. According to the University of Michigan’s School of Information, children aged 10-17 are very particular about what constitutes fair sharing online. Sharable info includes achievements, praise, positive content, special occasions, school activities, good grades, family stuff, sports, hobbies and trips. Things that should not be shared include baby photos/stories (past the relevant age), pics of their friends/significant others, bad grades or anything that makes them look bad— discipline, punishments or shaming posts. The research team surveyed 331 pairs of parents and children. Expectedly, younger parents (27-39) tend to be more guilty of sharing (both good and bad) than older parents.