Clearly online social media has revolutionized the way people can be forced to look at boring pictures of their friends’ kids.
Here are some of the key insights from the study:
- The average age at which a child acquires an online presence courtesy of their parents is at six months, and by the time they are two 81% of children have some kind of ‘digital footprint’.
- A third (33%) of children have had images posted online from birth
- A quarter (23%) of children have even had their pre-birth scans uploaded to the Internet by their parents
- Seven per cent (7%) of babies have even had an email address created for them by their parents
- More than 70% of mothers said they posted baby and toddler images online to share with friends and family”
The whole thing makes some strange amount of sense. Not only is it an easy way to share information about the little miracle that’s just entered your household, you can save a good email address before it gets snatched up in the time it takes for your tyke to pick up typing.
I dunno. Is this a good idea? I wonder how many of these parents will regret giving their kids a digital footprint this early in life. Thoughts?