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dc.contributor.authorChalklen, Charlotte
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Heather
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-04T23:52:38Z
dc.date.available2020-08-04T23:52:38Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn2056-3051
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/2056305117707187
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/396179
dc.description.abstractTo post or not to post photographs of children? Is it worth commenting on potentially controversial topics such as vaccinations and breastfeeding in a public forum or even a private group? Facebook offers mothers of young children a range of affordances that were unimaginable in a pre–social networking site (SNS) era, but at the same time presents a new set of dilemmas surrounding parenting in the digital domain. The SNS activity of parents brings the lives of children into online spaces in a way that builds community and social capital, but at the same time creates ethical tensions and raises a series of contemporary quandaries. Drawing upon data from a mixed-methods study, including an online survey of 117 mothers and semi-structured interviews with 17, this article examines Australian mothers’ complex concerns around Facebook and the often-uneasy balance between the need for privacy and the benefits of openness, especially in relation to sharing information about children. The findings show that while issues around privacy were one of the most commonly cited downsides to Facebook use, mothers are becoming increasingly adept at negotiating ways to protect their privacy while enjoying the benefits of openness. These negotiation tactics demonstrate a strong awareness in mothers of young children of the social– political implications of parenting in the digital domain.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto10
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSocial Media + Society
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFilm, Television and Digital Media
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunication and Media Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1902
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2001
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2002
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsFacebook
dc.subject.keywordschildren
dc.subject.keywordsmothers
dc.titleMothering on Facebook: Exploring the Privacy/Openness Paradox
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationChalklen, C; Anderson, H, Mothering on Facebook: Exploring the Privacy/Openness Paradox, Social Media + Society, 2017, 3 (2)
dcterms.licensehttp://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
dc.date.updated2020-08-04T19:27:24Z
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gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2017. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercial 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
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gro.griffith.authorAnderson, Heather G.


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