Have you ever wondered if your kids like their information and pictures posted online?
Today we have psychologist Elaine Kasket on the show to talk about sharenting and online privacy and how she learned the hard way that her daughter didn’t want her life documented online! We live in a unprecedented time in technology and we have to make decisions that our parents didn’t have to even think about. If you grew up in the 80’s and 90’s we didn’t have little computers in our pockets that we now call cell phones, we barely even had flip phones. There was no Facebook, Instagram, Blogs, YouTube to post our information to. When our parents wanted to share pictures they would have to carry them around in their wallet, or mail our school photo or baby photo to our family members and friends. Elaine shares with us that our kids lives are being shared online before they are even born by posting sonogram pictures. Elaine tells us about her journey being online and how much she was sharing about her daughter from the photos to the funny things she would say. She found herself excited when people would give her positive feedback on a certain post, which then made her want to keep posting. I thought it was interesting when Elaine mentioned that she had to start questioning why she wanted to post stuff, was she feeling lonely and wanted to connect, was she simply bored, she talks about being intentional when it comes to the reasons to why you want to post information or pictures. She also mentioned that once you post stuff online it is very difficult to get it off. One topic that really stood out to me that I didn’t even think about are companies like 23 and Me and Ancestory.com not only are you sharing your information, now your family line has been shared! She talks about how that could cause issues that people may not even think about. Hear what she says about this topic and more on the podcast.
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Resources mentioned in the show:
To make a book from your social posts- https://www.mysocialbook.com/
To remove everything off your social platforms- https://apps.apple.com/us/app/jumbo-privacy-security/id1454039975