I just read an interesting article written from the vantage-point of a 14yr old whose mother had been posting photos and comments about here since she was born. I’m 14, and I quit social media after discovering what was posted about me
The article makes some great points about parents randomly posting their childrens' lives on Facebook.
One particularly disturbing sentence, that was not related to the theme of the article, was this:
Every October my school gave a series of presentations about our digital footprints and online safety. The presenters from an organization called OK2SAY, which educates and helps teenagers about being safe online, emphasized that we shouldn’t ever post anything negative about anyone or post unapproved inappropriate pictures, because it could very deeply affect our school lives and our future job opportunities.
I get the part about being careful of not posting inappropriate photos, but I do not get the part about not saying anything negative. This seems like a stifling, free-speech-killing kind of idea more than a being-careful idea.