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Parenting Bytes

229 EpisodesProduced by Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, Amy OztanWebsite

From digital dilemmas like managing screen time and the effects of social media, to new apps and devices that can make parenting easier (or at least more fun), family tech expert Rebecca Levey, along with tech reporter Andrea Smith and blogger Amy Oztan, explore the ups and downs of parenting in the… read more


When kids say, "Stop sharing photos of me!" - episode 171

Sharing photos on social media without permission? You’d probably never do that when it comes to posting pictures of a friend, but every day parents share pictures and videos of their kids on social media. Instagram and Facebook have become our de facto online family albums.  Many mom (and dad) bloggers have built brands and businesses around the (mostly) honest and authentic stories involving raising their kids. But what happens when these kids become tweens and teens? How can we teach our children not to share revealing photos or overshare when some parents have been sharing photos since their babies were still in the womb?

This week on the Parenting Bytes Podcast we tackle the issue of sharing (and oversharing) photos and stories of our children without their permission. Michelle Ruiz of joins us to talk about her article, “The One Question Parents Should Ask Themselves Before Posting Their Kids on Social Media.” Join us as we talk about our own uncomfortable experiences with our kids reading and watching what we’ve written about them, and how parents can be more careful about what they’re sharing on social media.

This Week's Links

Intro (00:00:11)

Last week's episode about CES

Interview with Michelle Ruiz (00:01:17)

Michelle Ruiz, contributing writer to Vogue

The One Question Parents Should Ask Themselves Before Posting Their Kids on Social Media, by Michelle Ruiz - Vogue

My daughter asked me to stop writing about motherhood. Here's why I can't do that. By Christie Tate - The Washington Post

That Outrageous Mommy Blogger Who Refuses to Stop Writing About Her Kid Highlights a Key Parent-Child Generation Gap, by Ruth Graham - Slate

Bytes of the Week (00:22:42)

Surviving Jonestown, by Jackie Speier - Politico

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Listening to Estrogen, by Lisa Miller - The Cut

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