(Definition) All the ways parents, teachers, and other trusted adults publish, transmit, store, or engage in other activities involving private information about children in their care via digital channels.
To translate from law professor speak: how we grown-ups share all the things about our kids using all our tech things.
Hi, I’m Leah,
A parent and a law professor who’s passionate about protecting kids’ and teens’ privacy in our digital world so they have room to play, to make and learn from mischief and mistakes, and become the awesome individuals they’re meant to be. . . . Keep Reading.
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Part of the Strong Ideas series from the MIT Press, Sharenthood is for all the parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, and other grown-ups who want to give our children great nurture in a world that’s digital in nature. This book explores how the laws in the United States have led to an over-sharenting crisis that undermines our children—and how we can make choices that restore their privacy & freedom to play & grow.
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Sharenthood Launches September 10, 2019
“Plunkett offers a way forward for better parenting in an increasingly data-rich world.” - John Palfrey, Foreword to SHARENTHOOD
“In Sharenthood, Leah Plunkett deftly explores the challenges inherent in raising children in the digital age, from the unique perspective of a legal scholar. Rather than fear-mongering about what anonymous bad guys might do to our children, she notes what we, ourselves, as parents already are doing every day. . . .”
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Gibson's Bookstore, Concord, NH
Library Journal, Day of Dialog, Cambridge, MA
Belmont Books, Belmont, MA
Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI
Water Street Books, Exeter, NH
Concord Bookshop, Concord, MA
Penn Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA
Brookline Adult and Community Education, Brookline, MA
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University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, Concord, NH
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA