Should I censor my kids' faces on social media?': How to navigate 'sharenting'

In a world where global connection is just a thumb swipe away, more and more parents are asking themselves how to keep their kids safe online. Every time we upload a photo or video to Facebook or Instagram — every time we tweet a thought or leave a comment on TikTok — we help to build an "active" digital footprint. This "active" digital footprint can be traced back to us or our families. They can be accessed by future employers, exploited by data-mining companies, collected and shared without our knowledge or permission. "Sharenting," sometimes also known as "oversharenting," is defined as "the practice of using social media to share news and images of children”. “Should I censor my kids' faces on social media?” At the end of the day, parenting is a personal journey, and no two journeys look alike. For some parents, publicly posting photos and videos of their family life brings joy, connection and community that enriches their life. For others, a protected online presence is preferred, and they find more intimate ways of sharing photos and videos with the people they love. And if your children are old enough to discuss the topic, communication and conversation are key