ABC News (Australia): Instagram accounts for babies are becoming more popular. This is what parents should consider

ABC News (Australia): Instagram accounts for babies are becoming more popular. This is what parents should consider. “Georgii is one of a growing number of babies and young children who have their own social media accounts. These accounts are usually set up and run by their parents, and while some are concerned about sharing kids’ photos online without their consent, the fact is many of us share our lives online. So why wouldn’t we include the biggest part — our children?”

Neowin: Microsoft now lets parents limit how much time their children spend in apps and games

Neowin: Microsoft now lets parents limit how much time their children spend in apps and games. “Limiting the amount of time spent on devices such as smartphones, and specifically within specific apps, has been a feature touted by a few companies over the past year or so. Now, Microsoft is joining the fray with new app and game limits for families, which let parents control how much time children spend using specific apps and games.”

New Yorker: Instagram, Facebook, and the Perils of “Sharenting”

New Yorker: Instagram, Facebook, and the Perils of “Sharenting”. “The isolation of parenthood delivers one to strange places, especially in the early going, and you need your tribe. Sharing images or stories on social media makes the experience bearable, connecting one to a larger world at a time when the scales and contours of life feel as though they are shrinking.”

New York Times: Your Kids Think You’re Addicted to Your Phone

New York Times: Your Kids Think You’re Addicted to Your Phone. “The kids are all right. But the parents? Since 2016, adults have grown much more concerned about the time they spend on mobile devices even as their teenage children have grown far less worried about their own use, according to a new report from Common Sense Media, a nonprofit children’s advocacy and media ratings organization.”

EurekAlert: What do parents of children with cancer search for online?

EurekAlert: What do parents of children with cancer search for online?. “When a child has cancer, what kind of information do parents seek out? Analyzing their online searches to obtain health-related information offers one window into their concerns, and provides insight into how healthcare providers may offer family education and support. Oncology researchers who investigated parents’ online Google searches found that, among other things, parents frequently focus on ways to best support their child and on logistical issues, such as directions to medical centers and appropriate pharmacies.”

The Atlantic: When Kids Realize Their Whole Life Is Already Online

The Atlantic: When Kids Realize Their Whole Life Is Already Online. “For several months, Cara has been working up the courage to approach her mom about what she saw on Instagram. Not long ago, the 11-year-old—who, like all the other kids in this story, is referred to by a pseudonym—discovered that her mom had been posting photos of her, without prior approval, for much of her life. ‘I’ve wanted to bring it up. It’s weird seeing myself up there, and sometimes there’s pics I don’t like of myself,’ she said.”