Kylie Jenner kept her pregnancy a secret and surprised everyone with an adorable video of her first baby's birth. After months of privacy, the famous reality TV star returned to her normal routine of uploading photos on Instagram and posing with her beautiful daughter, Stormi. Those days have stopped, however, as Kylie just deleted every photo she posted of Stormi (except the ones where you can't see the baby's face).
In one of her latest photos, Kylie is seen posing with Stormi, but just a glimpse of her daughter's face is showing. When one of her fans asked her why she cropped her daughter, she responded: "Yes, I cropped my baby out of the picture. I will not share photos of my girl at this time."
Her decision is understandable. Many times parents share photos of their children on social media with the intention of sharing the love they have for their children, but those photos can end up in the wrong hands.
The decision Kylie took to delete every photo of Stormi on Instagram opens up the conversation of the online presence of children. In fact, the trend of posting your child's photos on social media is known as Sharenting (sharing and parenting).
What is Sharenting?
According to The Daily Beast, "92 percent of toddlers under the age of 2 in the U.S. already having their own unique digital identity." Parents love to expose their children on social media, but are they really aware of the consequences?
Children whose photos are shared on social media may end up suffering the consequences of their parents' decisions and being victims of bullying when they get older. But that is a distant problem, one more immediate is that 50 percent of the photos shared on pedophile pages are stolen from social media.
Parents have two ways to combat these worrisome problems: they protect the privacy of their social networks or they only share the photos with their loved ones. Be precautious of the actions you take online, especially when it comes to your children.
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