Infants in the Cyberworld
Based on a study conducted by AVG, infants make their debut online even before they reach their toddler years.
Who says baby are not affected with the dominance of social media? According to study conducted by the Internet security firm AVG, 82 percent of children in 10 Western countries have already made their online debut even before they reach the age of 2.
The United States topped the survey made with 92 percent of new born American babies whose pictures appear online. New Zealand follows with 91 percent and then Canada and Australia with 84 percent.
The report indicates that it is not only the mother who is responsible for uploading the photos of an infant. It is the friends and relatives who shares the baby photos on the social media websites and sometimes without the consent of the parents.
AVG spokeswoman Siobhan MacDermott speculated that this may look like a wholesome practice of the baby’s family but in the long run, it raises privacy issues. She advised that adults must be aware of their actions when sharing photos for the public to see.View Article Source »