Parents actively share information about their children in online social networks such as Facebook and Instagram. However, little research has explored this parental information disclosure phenomenon known as sharenting. Sharenting is online sharing about parenting or sharing of content regarding children’s lives by their parents. Parental information disclosures can negatively impact (e.g. embarrass) the children now or in the future specifically the young adults. Young adult is the age where children leave their parental homes to start their lives and attempt to discover their independent identity. Therefore, understanding of sharenting’s impact on young adults’ impression management and identity development is critical. We anticipate that the results of this research will make parents aware of their sharenting behavior, and the impact of this indirect online disclosure on their children’s identity development.

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