In her article “Mommy bloggers: A child’s right to online privacy” Sarah Kendzior raises a number of important points in relation to children’s online privacy such as:
“Some mommy bloggers have argued that their need for total honesty trumps the responsibility to protect their child’s identity.”
Sarah argues that mothers hold the key to protecting children’s privacy and states:
“The greatest threat to children’s privacy online does not come from corporations. It comes from parents – specifically, the self-described “mommy bloggers” who reveal the most personal details of their children’s lives on the internet, often using their real names and photos.”
Therefore, Sarah will join us in tonight’s debate to discuss her views as we explore questions such as:
- Should mothers, and parents in general, post detailed blogs about their children’s lives? When is this appropriate and when does it infringe on their children’s privacy?
- Are some mothers using their children as a means for personal advantage?
- Are mothers blogging about their children preparing for an increasingly digital world, or is this a sign of attention seeking on their part?
- What are the limits of online privacy and engagement for children?