Kids demanding consent isn’t “disrespectful.”
It's no secret that today's parents have a whole host of technological challenges that their parents never had to deal with. Even deciding when to allow your child to have a cell phone leads to increasingly complicated questions: are they old enough to have an Instagram account? Should we have a sexting talk?
But what happens when parents are the perpetrators when it comes to bad social media etiquette? Recently, Apple Martin — Gwyneth Paltrow's 14-year-old daughter — criticized her mom for sharing a photo of her on Instagram without asking her first. In the comments section, Apple wrote: "Mom, we have discussed this. You may not post anything without my consent."
Although some of Gwyneth's followers went as far to call Apple "disrespectful" and "entitled," she does have a point, doesn't she? In a time where everyone from online bullies to future employers can learn everything about you with a few clicks, shouldn't each person have the right to decide which photos — or videos, God forbid — make its way on the internet?
The answer is yes. Here's exactly why.