Construction of “Sharenting” Reality for Mothers Who Shares Children’s Photos and Videos on Instagram
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- Sharenting, Crystallization, Social Construction of Reality, Instagram, Social Media
The phenomenon of sharing and disclosing intimate information about children in the form of photos, videos, and status by parents through social media is now increasingly widespread. This activity is referred to “sharenting”. This activity is commonly done by digital native parents who raise children in digital-first culture. Academically, there are contradictions whether sharenting is part of good parenting or bad parenting. This study aims to understand how is the construction of sharenting reality for mothers who carry out activities to share children’s photos and videos on Instagram. This study uses constructivist paradigms, qualitative approaches, constructivism methods, and data collection through interviews with five mothers as informants. The results found that each informant experienced objective reality, symbolic reality, and subjective reality in constructing sharenting reality through three repetitive phases: externalization, objectivation, and internalization. The process of constructing reality that occurs online is explained using the crystallization concept. The three phases of sharenting reality construction are illustrated in the six stages sharenting process: (1) documentation, (2) choosing, (3) editing, (4) giving captions, (5) uploading, and (6) getting responses. In addition to the sharenting process, we also found rules and values of sharenting, family members other than mothers who participated in sharenting, and media other than Instagram that were also used for sharenting. Good or bad parenting depends on the rules made by parents in choosing content that needs to be shared. Good Sharenting is the one that provides benefits by sharing about parenting information with fellow parents to support the child’s growth for the better. Meanwhile, sharenting is bad if the parents have violated the privacy of the child so that it can threaten the child’s safety.
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TY - CONF AU - Nur Rafiza Putri AU - Ali Ar Harkan AU - Aurora Almarini Khairunnisa AU - Farisa Nurintan AU - Moh. Adli Ahdiyat PY - 2021 DA - 2021/06/29 TI - Construction of “Sharenting” Reality for Mothers Who Shares Children’s Photos and Videos on Instagram BT - Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Universitas Indonesia Conference (APRISH 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 782 EP - 788 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210531.099 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210531.099 ID - Putri2021 ER -