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Subtitle:parental adoration or public humiliation? A focus group study on adolescents' experiences with sharenting against the background of their own impression management
Parents share posts and pictures about their children on social network sites (SNSs), a practice referred to as sharenting. Whereas existing research mostly covered parents' perspective on sharenting, this study investigated adolescents' perceptions of and experiences with sharenting against the background of their own impression management. A focus group study was conducted among 46 adolescents from 12 to 14 years old. The results indicated that although adolescents seem to generally approve sharenting and most of the adolescents show trust in their parents, the practice seems to lead to some frustrations now and then. Adolescents described some contradictions between the image they are trying to construct online and the posts of their parents, which might create embarrassing situations. In order to avoid conflicts, adolescents indicated that parents should respect a couple of boundaries, concerning what types of posts can be shared, how often and with whom. Moreover, they should ask permission before actually posting about their children.
Journal: Children and youth services review
ISSN: 0190-7409
Volume: 99
Pages: 319 - 327
Publication year:2019
Keywords:A1 Journal article
BOF-publication weight:1
CSS-citation score:3
Authors from:Higher Education