Most parents are eager to post photos of their kids and share their adventures on social media. However, as a parent, you have a responsibility to be mindful of social media posts that concern your children and should avoid making following common social media mistakes.
Sharing Personal Information
Make sure that the posts you share on social media don’t contain personal information about your kid. Sharing these types of information can lead to misuse or compromise the safety of your kids and family.
Posting Potentially Embarrassing Content
Your kid dozing in the back of the car or enjoying a messy meal can look cute to you. However, your kids might not view this type of content in the same light when they grow up. They might find it embarrassing, and it could affect their self-esteem down the line.
Making a Social Media Profile for Your Kid
Lots of parents make social media profiles for their kids and then manage them for them. If your kid isn’t old enough to make a social media profile by themselves, then they shouldn’t have one.
Disregarding Privacy Settings
Every social media platform offers an opportunity to adjust privacy settings and ensure that the content you post only reaches the people it is meant to reach. Don’t disregard privacy settings, as they can help you limit the number of people that can view things you post.