Thought-provoking article from CNN on "Facebook Parenting" and children's privacy.
The message from parents, as witnessed from behavior, is clear. Children grow up learning that posting pictures of one's self and sharing personal information is typical. We've created a sense of normality about a world where what's private is public. The sense of being entitled to privacy has been devalued.
And our children will never have known a world without this sort of exposure. What does a worldview lacking an expectation of privacy mean for the rest of society?
We are living in an era in which every keystroke online, from the information you search for to videos you watch to things you consider buying, is collected, stored, archived, aggregated and potentially shared or sold. And regardless of the false sense of security offered by the key on the upper right corner of your keyboard, there is no delete key for the Internet. Once it's out there, it's probably out there forever.
Your children's generation is likely to have a different view on what "privacy" means. But just as Supreme Court Justice Stewart said in a pornography case (paraphrasing here, "I can't define it but I know it when I see it", EVERYONE has a definition of privacy - what they do and don't want everybody and anybody to see/know about them.
What's on your mind?