Should Parents Post Photos of Their Children on Social Media?

From the Wall Street Journal article:

“Those in favor say it’s a great way to help build a community. Others say sharing violates children’s privacy and may have long-term consequences.

The questions get doubly complex when they involve people’s children. A parent on average will post almost 1,000 photos of a child online before the child turns 5, according to a recent survey. Many parents don’t ask children’s permission before posting, and many have never checked their privacy settings—even though photos often contain data about where they were taken.

That leads many privacy advocates to urge restraint on parents. The risks of putting your child in danger now, or embarrassing them later, are too big to ignore, these critics say. The best course is to keep their photos off the Internet.”

A parent on average will post almost 1,000 photos of a child online before the child turns 5, a recent survey found.


Re-Connecting the Cord with Comcast

Tablettoddlers attended an event sponsored by Comcast last week which introduced us to its X1 platform and KidsZone.  As a first generation cord-cutter, we were skeptical.  However, after witnessing a demo of the product, we’re here to say that when Tablettoddlers moves into its new home (office) in Chestnut Hill at the end of June, we’ll be coming back to Comcast.  Here are a few reasons why:

  • The Guide is so much easier to navigate.  It looks better and lets you “Favorite” top shows, movies, actors/actresses, and sports teams
  • You can stream videos of your kids from your iPhone to the TV and most importantly, share with family and friends.  Very easy to save, access and share videos and photos with cloud storage.
  • The X1 sports app turns the TV into a live scoreboard with stats.  For a fantasy baseball aficionado like me, that’s golden.
  • The DVR allows you to now record up to 6 programs at once, plus stream those recordings from any internet connection (wifi and 4G) or download them to go with the free Xfinity TV app – great for plane, train, and car rides with no internet access.
  • The X1 voice remote blows Siri away.
  • And last but certainly not least – KidsZone.  Read much more about this here.  A total game-changer/lifesaver.