Episode 6: Exploring “Sharenthood” with Leah Plunket

In this episode, host Colleen Kaplan sits down to discuss the intersection of parenting and social media with Leah Plunkett, law professor and author of Sharenthood: Why we should think before we talk about our kids online. Leah, a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and associate professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, breaks down the thin line parents have to walk when it comes to their use of social media and protecting their children’s data privacy. Questions tackled in this episode include:

  • What data are we giving up when we accept the terms of service on free social media apps?
  • How can we be vigilant about the data being collected about ourselves and our children?
  • Can the data, pictures, and anecdotes we post on social media now affect our children’s lives down the line?

Episode Resources

Throughout the episode, Leah and Colleen share numerous resources for additional reading and listening. Check out the list below to dig even deeper into these important topics!

For a quick infographic (with audio timestamps) of these topics, click here.

To learn more about Leah Plunkett’s work, or to buy her book, visit www.leahplunkett.com.