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Posting about your kids on social media? Here’s how to protect their privacy

When the United Nations, the American Academy of Pediatrics or The Wall Street Journal need insight on sharenting — the term coined for posting about your kids online — they turn to the University of Florida’s Stacey Steinberg.

As the author of the book “Growing Up Shared: How Parents Can Share Smarter on Social Media and What You Can Do to Keep Your Family Safe in a No-Privacy World,” Steinberg recognizes the benefits and risks of posting content about kids and wants families to understand them, too.

“I went into this work not to stop people from sharing, but because I love to share, and I found so much good coming out of it,” says Steinberg, who leads the Levin College of Law’s Center on Children and Families.


Alisson Clark December 18, 2023