‘Respectful Sharenting’ Lunchtime Seminar

28 January 2019

‘Respectful Sharenting’ Lunchtime Seminar

The Social Care Council would like to invite you to our Lunchtime Seminar titled ‘Helping parents make informed-choices if sharing about their children on Social Media: ‘Respectful Sharenting.’

Sharing the traditional family album and parenting experience whilst not new, has metamorphosed with the invention of social media. This variant form of parental expression, described as ‘sharenting’, ranges from announcing one’s pregnancy or sharing children’s milestones and celebrations to venting parental frustrations and seeking help.

This symbiotic, boundless and shared experience connects people beyond immediate friends and family, creating challenges as the rights’ of parents intersect the rights of children when photos, narrative and other ‘data’ is shared online.

This seminar will share the findings of a systematic literature review, which explored the rights’ implications of such ‘sharenting’, with specific focus on parents’ rights to freedom of expression and children’s rights to privacy.
Presented by Debbie Greaves, Senior Social Worker from the Western Health and Social Care Trust, the Key areas covered in this seminar will include:

  •  What is ‘sharenting’ including current statistics regarding digital behaviours
  •  Positive and negative implications for parents and children both now and in the future
  •  How you actually pay for ‘free’ social media?
  •  Theoretical considerations- is self-worth now transacted through the currency of ‘likes’ and ‘shares’? What is ‘privacy’ in a ‘post-privacy’ world?
  •  Rethinking concepts of: ‘Trust’, ‘Culture’, ‘Community’, ‘Friends’ and ‘Family’
  •  A parents’ right to ‘share’ and a child’s right to privacy- how to address the ‘privacy paradox’?
  •  How you can give evidence-informed guidance to parents/carers regarding ‘respectful’ sharenting which doesn’t get into a rights’ tug of war over children’s rights versus parent’s rights.



There is no charge to attend this seminar. To reserve your place, please click here to complete the Survey Monkey. Please note spaces are limited and will be allocated on a "first come, first served" basis.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 30 January, and confirmation of places will be emailed on the same day. If you require any further information, please contact us on: 02895 362329 or email: jordan.adair@niscc.hscni.net.

The seminar will take place on Monday, 4th February 2019, from 12 noon to 2 pm at 7th Floor Millennium House, 19 – 25 Great Victoria Street, Belfast.

For more information on this and upcoming events please visit:http://www.niscc.info/events.


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