The Perils Of Sharenting Analysis

‘Sharenting’ is the habitual use of social media to share news, images, etc. of one’s children. Often the consequences to social media posts are not thought about before sharing and are jeopardizing one’s future. In the article “The Perils of ‘Sharenting’”, by Adrienne Lafrance, she discusses how sharenting can affect young children in many ways. Although this seems like a more popular issue to happen in teenagers, it is relevant for young children too. Young children, in most situations, cannot control what is posted by their parents. Adrienne Lafrance makes the argument that parents should limit what they post about their child to protect them in their infancy years, and, in fact, the use of pathos, ethos, logos, and imagery help support …show more content…
Most people think of their parents as someone who will always protect them. In the case of ‘Sharenting’, this is not always going to be true. The emotional appeal that is connected with parents ruining a future for their child helps the audience realize how serious this issue could be. A future is very important and if it was ruined when one is a child it could be frustrating and even have a factor of disappointment or sadness. Lafrance gives the frightening thought that parents are barely, “gatekeepers for their children but also, in many cases, potentially the distributors of information...”(Lafrance). It can be assumed that most parents want to take on the responsibility of being a gatekeeper, disapproving of failure. Lafrance hopes that for a parent, this will be an eye opener to not put their child in danger. This could also be sad or frightening for a child that has a parent putting them in harm. The emotional appeal, or pathos, of this article could make parents want to change a common …show more content…
This law called the “right to be forgotten” law is used in the european union and argentina. Essentially the law could major help a person because it gives the option to clear the search-engine results(Lafrance.). If the US used this law, social media posts would not be as harmful to a person’s life, unfortunately this is a “complicated (and ultimately unlikely) prospect,..” It is important that Lafrance acknowledged the “right to be forgotten” law because it only improved her credibility and made the argument of parents limiting their posts of their child more valid. Using pathos, ethos, logos, and imagery, Adrienne Lafrance claims that parents have to limit the amount of posts about their child in order to protect them in life. Not only is this a problem when parents are sharing posts about their children, but when children become teenagers. There are so many stories of teenagers who ruined their entire future with one wrong post. Overall, Lafrance’s argument is only one of the major problems with social

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