New moms may be vulnerable to ‘sharenting’

Two related studies found evidence that women’s feelings of vulnerability about being a mother are linked to their posting on social media — and those posts sometimes include their children’s personally identifiable information, such as names, birthdates, and photographs. The researchers suggest the need for enhanced governmental guidance to protect children’s online privacy from commercial entities, as well as more parental education about the consequences of sharing children’s personal information.

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