It’s something we’re all guilty of at some point in our life; you see your/ your sister’s / your friend’s baby doing something ridiculously cute and just gotta share it with your social network.
Heck, even celebs do it.
Perfectly harmless, right?
Well, sadly the innocent act of sharing adorable candid moments with your followers has been given the internet treatment and now goes by the stigmatic name of “sharenting”.
Wikipedia’s even jumped on board:(
Your girl crush Zoe Foster Blake as well as her hilarious husband Hamish Blake have been absolutely dragged in a piece by the Daily Telegraph, outlining only the negative aspects of sharing photos of your child on social media. “We also don’t know if this first generation of social media kids are going to grow up and resent the invasion of their privacy,” Angela Mollard writes in the Daily Telegraph.
“We also don’t know if this first generation of social media kids are going to grow up and resent the invasion of their privacy,” she adds.
The column follows a piece in last week’s Good Weekend where Zoe criticised the media for turning photos of her son Sonny into news articles: “I spend my life with this child; it would be weirder for me never to post a photo of him. And we are as sure as shit not exploiting him."
Although Zoe or Hamish haven’t come forth with a response to the neggo article, women have been showering Zoe’s Instagram with comments of support, such as: “Just saw that article written about your family. Left me honestly with my mouth open! So completely unnecessary and just rude. Thank you for sharing the pictures.”
As well as this comment, “I choose to concentrate on raising children who are confident in themselves, polite, friendly and resilient who will not be ’embarrassed’ by the rolls they rocked as a toddler later in life”, which Zoe responded with “this is a beautiful comment.”
TL;DR? Let people raise their kids and mind ya damn business.