The Reading / Listening - Sharenting - Level 4

A child protection charity told parents to ask their children's permission before uploading images of them online. Parents are divided on whether it is right to upload photos of their children. Parents uploading children's photos is called "sharenting" – from the words "share" and "parenting". The biggest reason for not sharing kids' photos is to protect their privacy. Every uploaded photo of a child creates a digital footprint that will be there in their adult life.



Sharenting is now very common in the USA. Most babies and young children already have an online presence on social media. Proud parents want to share photos of their children, but there are dangers of sharing photos of kids. Parents often include personal information about their children. This puts kids at risk of identity theft. There is also a danger when parents publish real-time information about where their children are.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Sharenting - Level 5 or  Sharenting - Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/parents-told-ask-childs-permission-13426198
  • https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/03/the-sharenting-divide-half-uk-parents-do-not-post-childrens-pictures
  • https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/10/babies-everywhere/502757/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. ask their children's
  2. uploading
  3. upload photos of
  4. The biggest reason for not
  5. protect their
  6. Every uploaded photo
  7. a digital
  8. in their adult
  1. sharing kids' photos
  2. footprint
  3. permission
  4. life
  5. their children
  6. privacy
  7. images
  8. of a child

Paragraph 2

  1. Sharenting is now very common
  2. Most babies and
  3. have an online
  4. Proud parents want to
  5. there are dangers of sharing
  6. personal
  7. This puts kids at risk of
  8. real-time
  1. presence
  2. information
  3. photos of kids
  4. young children
  5. information
  6. in the USA
  7. share photos
  8. identity theft

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A child protection charity told (1) ___________________ their children's permission before uploading (2) ___________________ online. Parents are divided on (3) ___________________ right to upload photos of their children. Parents uploading children's (4) ___________________ "sharenting" – from the words "share" and "parenting". The biggest reason for not sharing kids' (5) ___________________ protect their privacy. Every uploaded photo of a child (6) ___________________ footprint that will be there in their adult life.

Sharenting is now (7) ___________________ the USA. Most babies and young children already (8) ___________________ presence on social media. Proud parents want to share (9) ___________________ children, but there are dangers of sharing photos of kids. (10) ___________________ personal information about their children. This puts (11) __________________ identity theft. (12) ___________________ danger when parents publish real-time information about where their children are.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Achildprotectioncharitytoldparentstoasktheirchildren'spermissionb
eforeuploadingimagesofthemonline.Parentsaredividedonwhetheriti
srighttouploadphotosoftheirchildren.Parentsuploadingchildren'sph
otosiscalled"sharenting"–fromthewords"share"and"parenting".T
hebiggestreasonfornotsharingkids'photosistoprotecttheirprivacy.E
veryuploadedphotoofachildcreatesadigitalfootprintthatwillbetherei
ntheiradultlife.SharentingisnowverycommonintheUSA.Mostbabiesa
ndyoungchildrenalreadyhaveanonlinepresenceonsocialmedia.Prou
dparentswanttosharephotosoftheirchildren,buttherearedangersofs
haringphotosofkids.Parentsoftenincludepersonalinformationaboutt
heirchildren.Thisputskidsatriskofidentitytheft.Thereisalsoadangerw
henparentspublishreal-timeinformationaboutwheretheirchildrena
re.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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