In the mommy blogger world, it’s not totally unusual to see way too much oversharing about the private lives of children. But that doesn’t make it OK — especially when the kids are old enough to figure out what’s going on.
Christie Tate has been a blogger for over 10 years, and she’s been writing about the lives of her son and daughter since they were babies. She shares intimate details of her kids’ experiences in her blog posts, including the types of details that very few preteens would ever want all over the internet.
So when Christie gifted her 9-year-old daughter with her very first laptop, the girl was horrified at what she found.
“First stop: an Internet-wide search on my name,” Christie wrote in an essay for the Washington Post. “Second stop: a furious march to my room, where she thrust the shiny new device in my face.”
Christie’s daughter felt deeply upset and uncomfortable that her photos and private experiences were all over the internet. Even worse, the young girl had had no idea about them.
She asked her mom to take the posts down and stop writing about her online, but her mom refused. Now, the writer is facing intense backlash on social media.