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42 percent of teens don't want their parents posting about them on social media

Posted at 6:22 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 09:45:46-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — If you have a teenager, you’ve probably warned them about what they should and shouldn’t post on social media. Turns out they might have the same advice for you!

42 percent of teens in a recent study say they have a problem with what their parents post about them. And one in ten say it’s a big problem.

There’s even a term for it, "sharenting."

Experts tend to agree with the teens- they remind parents that some things they might see as funny, can actually hurt a child’s self esteem.

Criticizing them in public and online can have long lasting effects.