What’s the impact of parents sharing content of their children online? And what rights do children have in this space?
In this episode, Jessica is joined by Dr Anna Bunn, Deputy Head of Curtin Law School and Tama Leaver, Professor of Internet Studies at Curtin University to discuss “sharenting” – the growing practice of parents sharing images and data of their children online. The three examine the social, legal and developmental impacts a life-long digital footprint can have on a child.
- What is the impact of sharing child-related content on our kids? [04:08]
- What type of tools and legal protections would you like to see in the future to protect children? [16:30]
- At what age can a child give consent to share content [18:25]
- What about the right to be forgotten [21:11]
- What’s best practice for sharing child-related content online? [26:01]
Connect with our guests
Dr Anna Bunn - Deputy Head and Senior Lecturer, Curtin Law School
- Anna's staff profile
- Children and the ‘right to be forgotten’: what the right to erasure means for European children, and why Australian children should be afforded a similar right
- Unwanted distribution of children’s images and the right to development
Professor Tama Leaver, Internet Studies, Curtin University
- Tama's staff profile
- Tama's website
- Tama's twitter
- Balancing Privacy: Sharenting, Intimate Surveillance and the Right to Be Forgotten
Questions or suggestions for future topics
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