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Any parent can attest to the fact that kids grow up too fast. 
 
“My prized possession,” says Brooklyn Beehler.
Which makes a mother and son playing in the backyard on a fall day, something to remember. 
So Brooklyn Beehler makes sure she doesn’t miss a moment of her son Mekhi playing around. 
“He’s definitely used to my phone being out. I snap chat him every single day which I’m sure people are really annoyed about. I just think everything he does is cute,” says Beehler.
 
Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram are taking over photo albums and scrap books. 
That makes Beehler’s son Mikai part of  the first generation to have their entire lives documented on social media. 
20 years from now, he’ll be able to go back and relive the first time he crawled online. 
Studies show that the average parent will post almost 1,000 photos of their kids online before the age of 5. So, what could all of this mean for future generations? Some experts say it’s some of the first steps to a culture completely revolved around sharing. 
“Everything is recorded now a days. In the future our entire lives will be recorded,” says Marlo Anderson. 
 
Marlo Anderson is a local tech guru. 
The world of posts, tweets, and sharing are his specialty. 
He finds the social media world to be a great thing, but with flaws. 
 
“I think the biggest thing is maybe on safety. Do you want the world to know how old your children are, a two and a four-year-old… Instead of somebody sitting across the street, scoping out your house, they don’t have to do that anymore. They can do this from 200 miles away or 1000 miles away and gather information about you before they even show up,” says Anderson.
Anderson says in the future social media accounts could become more targeted.
They will lean away from sharing to the world and having a more specialized accounts for friends and family. 
However, the amount of times sharing photos and videos will increase dramatically. 
 
So maybe when Mekhi turns his mother’s age, he won’t have to worry about a boss looking up embarrassing photos. 
Facebook… Instagram… Twitter…They could all die out.
 
So just like fall days playing in the backyard…
Mother and son are enjoying them while they’re still here.
 
One study looked at if parents should be asking their children before they post photos of them online. 
The study showed that most young parents didn’t believe there should be rules for posting about their children.
While most of the children asked for more privacy online. 

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