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A child protection charity in the UK is [purging / urging] parents to ask their children for permission [before / after] uploading photos and videos of them on social media. This follows a study by Ofcom, a communications [catnap / watchdog] , revealing that parents are [divided / multiplied] on whether it is right to post photos of their children online. The [practice / perfect] of parents uploading photos and videos of their kids is [teamed / termed] "sharenting". This is a combination of the words "share" and "parenting". Ofcom said the biggest reason [from / for] parents not sharing photos of their kids is to protect the [privacy / private] of under-18s. The NSPCC said: "Each time a photo or video is uploaded, it [creates / creatives] a digital footprint of a child which can follow [them / they] into adult life."

The website theatlantic.com [highlighted / heightened] how prevalent sharenting is in the USA. It said: "In the United States, the [waste / vast] majority of 2-year-olds…already have an online [presents / presence] . More than 80 per cent of babies younger than that are already [on / in] social media." The website said there is a [conflict / afflict] between a parent's pride in their children and his or her [reside / desire] to share photos of them, and the [potential / potentially] dangers of sharing photos of their kids. Parents often [include / inclusion] personal information about their children along with the photos they upload. This could put kids at [risky / risk] of identity theft and digital kidnapping. There is also the [endanger / danger] of parents publishing real-time information about their children's whereabouts.

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