“Sharenting” (a contraction of “sharing” and “parenting”) is gaining popularity. It is quite common for parents to take pictures of their children and to post them on social media. Don't do this lightly though. What might be a fun or funny photograph or video of your child in an every day situation, may haunt your child in later life. The internet remembers everything and these photographs can give your child an online identity even before it has had the chance to decide whether it even wants an identity and what identity that might be.
1. Keep private moments private. Social media are not the place to create your family album.
2. The following applies for every photograph or video you make: don't post it online if you think you'd have been ashamed as a child or teenager that your photograph or video was seen by your peers.
3. To post a photograph of your children, check the privacy settings of your post and restrict the number of people who can see your post as much as possible.
4. Don't post photographs of other children without their parents' consent.
5. Always involve your children and ask them whether they like the photograph or video and if it's okay to share it.