WARNING: Parents on Social Media

In the spring of 2020, two Arts and Sciences psychology students, Sterling Williams-Ceci ’21 and Annika Pinch ’20, as well as Human Ecology student Gillian Grose ’20, conducted a study of "sharenting" — the practice of parents sharing photos and stories of their children online. A Cornell Research article details how the surprising results of the study, one of the first to test an intervention on attitudes toward sharenting, cautions parents against over-sharing online.

“Parents posting about their children in general isn't a problem but can become problematic when they're sharing very detailed information that the kids might later find embarrassing,” Pinch says in the article. “When you’re posting online, information stays forever, so parents have to be careful about what they post.”

Read the story on the Cornell Research website.

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