London - Beyonce might be happy to publish pictures with her new-born twins – but more than half of parents refuse to share photos of their children on social media.
Nearly nine in ten of such parents say they want to protect the privacy of their offspring.
And seven in ten said it would be inappropriate to share details of their children’s lives online, while four out of ten claimed their children would openly object. The findings follow growing criticism of parents who post pictures of their children on social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook – a practice dubbed "sharenting".
Singer Beyonce posted an Instagram picture of herself posing with her twins, Sir and Rumi, last month when they were just a few weeks old.
The ostentatious shot went viral and was liked 700 000 times within the first half hour alone.