8 On Your Side explores dangers of sharing too much about your children online

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Gone are the days of capturing your memories on film and putting those photographs into baby albums.

Social media has become part of our everyday lives. But what about when it comes to posting about your children?

Parents can now post those birthdays, trips, achievements and embarrassing moments on social media instantly and without a second thought.

“I sometimes call Facebook the modern day baby book,” said Stacey Steinberg.

Steinberg is a professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She is also the supervising attorney for the Gator TeamChild Juvenile Law Clinic and serves as an associate director for the Center on Children and Families.

A child’s social media footprint can start before they are even born, with baby announcements and ultrasound photos. A study from Internet Security Firm AVG found that by the age of two, 92% of toddlers have their own digital identity.

8 On Your Side is looking into the new social norm and how parents can share safely online.

Watch Melissa Marino’s full Google Me report Monday morning on News Channel 8 Today.

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