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The influence racket isn’t for kids

August 4th, 2022

It isn’t your kid’s job to influence anyone but you. So think twice before making your kid the star of your social media feeds. This recent CNET piece points out the perils of turning your kid into an influencer. It sacrifices their privacy and it puts them at risk. “Sharents,” parents who regularly share information and images about their kids, need to be aware of those risks. As one expert cited in the piece put it, “When parents share about their children online, they act as both the gatekeeper—the one tasked with protecting a child’s personal information—and as the gate opener.”

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