Digital Citizenship and Children, part 1
I have a one-year-old son. If you go to my Facebook profile, you will see a few pictures of him from right after he was born and from the first time we brought him to Hoo Doo with us when he was six weeks old. My profile picture has him in it, too, from when he was five months old. But there are no pictures of him since. We aren’t lazy; we have just decided not to post pictures of him.
We are not alone. Other parents share concerns about their children’s digital identity and digital citizenship. How much will be determined for them if the internet already has a record of them when they get to be old enough to be autonomous? These two articles discuss this concern in some detail.