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Rethinking What We Share About Our Kids Online with Leah Plunkett

The digital revolution came in like a freight train. One day it was nowhere and now it’s everywhere, touching every aspect of our lives. Most of us have a deeply entrenched and far-reaching digital life. This week’s guest thinks a lot about what we share online, and more specifically, what we share about our kids online, usually without any idea of the impact and consequences.

Leah A. Plunkett is a mother of two and the author of Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk about Our Kids Online. She’s an Associate Dean & Associate Professor at University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, and a graduate of Harvard College & Harvard Law School. She’s also a faculty associate with the Youth & Media team at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Over the last six years, Leah has spoken with parents, grandparents, educators, lawyers, researchers, technologists, psychologists, computer scientists, government regulators, policy-makers, elected officials, and lots of other grown-ups from around the world about kids and digital life. She’s paying particular attention to our privacy and individual freedoms but how our use of digital technologies is changing everything we do, before we can begin to consider the consequences to our privacy and freedom.

I was excited to speak with Leah about her book because I can see that digital privacy is an area of my life that I have been deeply unconscious about, and I wondered if maybe you felt the same.

I’m not going to sugar coat it: the conversation ahead is definitely filled with lots of bad news. Big data is compiling all sorts of things about us and our kids. But there’s good news too, including things we can do to be more mindful about our online life and what we share about our kids.

ABOUT LEAH PLUKETT

Leah A. Plunkett is an Associate Dean & Associate Professor at University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, and a graduate of Harvard College & Harvard Law School. She’s also a faculty associate with the Youth & Media team at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. She’s a mother of two and the author of Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk about Our Kids Online. Learn more at leahplunkett.com.

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ABOUT KRISTEN MANIERI (HOST)

Kristen Manieri is a Certified Mindfulness and Resilience Teacher specializing in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, meditation, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 100 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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