A child charity in the UK is urging to ask their children for before uploading photos and videos of them on social . This follows a study by Ofcom, a communications , revealing that parents are divided on whether it is right to post photos of their children . The practice of parents uploading photos and videos of their kids is termed "sharenting". This is a of the words "share" and "parenting". Ofcom said the reason for parents not sharing photos of their kids is to protect the of under-18s. The NSPCC said: "Each time a photo or video is uploaded, it creates a digital of a child which can follow them into adult life."
The website theatlantic.com highlighted how sharenting is in the USA. It said: "In the United States, the vast of 2-year-olds…already have an online . More than 80 per cent of babies younger than that are on social media." The website said there is a between a parent's pride in their children and his or her desire to share photos of them, and the dangers of sharing photos of their kids. Parents often include personal information about their children along with the photos they upload. This could put kids at of identity theft and digital . There is also the danger of parents publishing real- information about their children's .