There have been a rash of headlines in the last year about parents who've disciplined wayward teens through public shamings. But as a recent incident shows, public shaming can backfire, bringing the weight of public opinion down hard on the parent instead of the child.
In the case in question, a father uploaded a photo of his toddler to Reddit in which she's holding a sign "confessing" the crime of pooping in the shower, and giving her dad permission to use the humiliating image in her high school yearbook. The photo went viral, and horrified viewers were swift to criticize the father for humiliating such a young child in such a public way. The father claims that the image was simply meant to make people laugh.
What limits do you put on what you'll share about your kids online?