The following rapport examines how parents present their children on Facebook and how their portrayal reflects back upon them as parents. Through thorough analysis of several examples of Facebook posts the rapport shows and explains the way that the parents use Facebook to showcase their children and in what way their portrayals of their children create a narrative of the children and the parents. The following analysis deals with how the parents in the aforementioned posts utilize positive framing through written language and the use of emojis. Further analysis of the posts showcases a narrative from the side of the parents, even though the material used in the aforementioned analysis never mention the parents as such.
The authors of the rapport would argue that the parents who use Facebook to showcase their children could be determined as users of the term “sharenting” or “sharenthood” in that they share the lives of their children on social media and through that create an identity based upon their own children and their merits.
This rapport uses the works and theories of amongst others Jerome Bruner, Erving Goffman, Tina Thode Hougaard and Norman Fairclough to shed light on both the tendencies that lead people to share the personal lives of themselves and those close to them online and to analyze the posts they produce.
The rapport concludes that parents present their children and their achievements in a good and positive way. The chosen Facebook-posts seems to be written of parents with love for their children. The narrative created in the Facebook-posts makes not only a narrative of the child but also reflects back on the parent as a good and caring parent. The presentations can have consequences for the children and the construction of their identity both in a good and a bad way.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||17 dec. 2019|
|Vejledere||Sune Sønderberg Mortensen|
- Sociale medier
- Børns fremstilling