The issue of “sharenting” has received a great deal of attention in recent days.
On Sunday, journalist Angela Mollard penned a column for Rendezview arguing that the decision of parents to share photos of their children online could be a dangerous one.
“What if ‘sharenting’ seemed like a lovely, fun thing to do but once you pulled the hood off, like the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood, you saw it was ugly and scary and damaging?” she wrote.
While many women have spoken out on either side of the debate, on Tuesday night’s episode of The Project, mum-of-two Carrie Bickmore offered an as-yet unacknowledged reason why celebrity mums might be “sharenting.”
After a segment which asked several mums and dads for their opinion when it comes to sharing photos of their kids online, The Project co-host Hamish Macdonald commented, “It’s such an individual thing though, isn’t it?”
“It’s so hard to know,” responded Carrie.
“Like, I used to be so private with Ollie, never put any photos of Ollie out there, because all I want is for him to have the most normal upbringing. To go to school and not have photos of him everywhere.
“But then, when photos of him and Evie started appearing in magazines taken by other photographers on the street and stuff, it was almost like I wanted a bit of ownership back. So I started posting my own pics so I could control what pics of my children were being put out there.