In this digital age, when a father recently drew online scorn after posting a photo of his toddler daughter with a sign around her neck saying that he had to clean up her poop in the shower, and another dad wrote about which of his children was his favorite, with photos, and another posted a video of him shooting up his daughter’s laptop, do these non-sharing parents have the right idea?…

“You want to put a picture of a new baby, that’s fine, but just be very aware that when you put something online, it can go anywhere and it’s not easy to take down,” she said. “You want to respect your child’s privacy and depending on the age, you can ask children what they want you to share with friends and family.”

The future is a concern for Laurie Gray, a novelist in Fort Wayne, Ind., who also teachers criminal justice classes. She keeps word of her 11-year-old daughter’s achievements off the Web…

“She’s still a child under our protection, and when she’s old enough to make her own decisions, to have her own connections (online), then she’ll have a clean slate to start from,” said Gray, who uses social media professionally and calls it a “two-edged sword.”