Advice on sharing your little ones moments
How do you share those special moments and memories of your little one with your family and friends? I mean we all think our baby is the cutest baby. You want to keep them in the loop, but if you’re using online channels you also want to do it in a way that is secure and private.
HiMama recently released a report on Parents in a Digital Age that surveyed parents across the US and Canada about online sharing and there were some interesting findings. Here are some things parents can take away from the report.
Read the fine print on websites or apps before using them
Set expectations with family on how you want them to share
If you have family or friends who may want to share your child’s moments with you, set expectations with them about your preferred channels for online sharing. For example, if you’re not comfortable with them posting your child’s photos on Facebook, just be upfront with them about this.
Talk to your child care or school about how they are sharing
In addition to family and friends, you might also want to investigate how your child care program or school is sharing your child’s private information with you online. The HiMama report found that a surprising number of programs are sharing through public websites, blogs and social media sites, some of which may not have the level of security or privacy that you’re looking for.