Are We Ready for This?

While this is not surprising, it is certainly unsettling:

From the AVG Blog:

Here is what we’ve found:
1 – The average age at which a child acquires an online presence courtesy of their parents is at six months, and by the time they are two 81% of children have some kind of ‘digital footprint’.
2 – A third (33%) of children have had images posted online from birth
3 – A quarter (23%) of children have even had their pre-birth scans uploaded to the Internet by their parents
4 – Seven per cent (7%) of babies have even had an email address created for them by their parents
5 – More than 70% of mothers said they posted baby and toddler images online to share with friends and family

I hope we are ready to deal with this new world order… its impact on identity, privacy, authenticity, etc…

Somewhat related:

The Sybil, Mr. Smith, & Rich Little Internet Accountability Problem