Hey guys, just wanted to share an observation that I made about parents in Singapore.
As a mom, I’ve realised that many parents in SG can be really obsessed with posting their kid’s lives online. Even before the baby is born, and can continue up into their toddler, teen and adult years.
I don’t really have anything against parents posting but, some of these posts make me feel really uncomfortable to watch like meltdowns, or just plain embarrassing moments (for the kid).
Personally, I just don’t get why some parents would subject their kids to the dangers of social media before their kids are mature enough to make that decision on their own.
Isn’t the privacy and safety of our kids important? And the consent of the child isn’t something that we are even thinking about here.
What happens when the kid grows up and feels powerless because they were not given the opportunity to control their own social media presence, or embarrassed that there are all these pictures and videos of them that will stay on the internet forever?
I have been very cautious in my own posting due to all these fears. Makes me worry a lot because all I want is to ensure my decision and actions are in the best interest for my child.
Wanted to get the thoughts of people on the web about this. Am I overthinking this? What do y’all think?