Emory Law Journal


Through sharenting, parents now shape their children¿s digital identity long before these young people open their first e-mail. The disclosures parents make online are sure to follow their children into adulthood. This Article is the first to offer an in-depth legal analysis of the conflict inherent between a parent¿s right to share online and a child¿s interest in privacy. It considers whether children have a legal or moral right to control their own digital footprint and discusses the unique and novel conflict at the heart of parental sharing in the digital age. The Article explores potential legal solutions to this issue and offers a set of best practices for parents to consider when sharing about children online. It concludes by providing a child-centered, public-health-based model of reform that protects a child¿s interest in privacy while also recognizing a parent¿s right to share online.