Over nine in ten (92%) of American mothers share information about their children online, according to new research.
The study, commissioned by information-security company AVG and carried out by Research Now, surveyed 2,200 mothers of young children in US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan for a week in September.
The study showed that American parents had a higher tendency to share information about their children online than parents from the other countries. One-third of US mothers surveyed said they had posted pictures of their newborn infants.
34 per cent of American respondents also admitted to posting sonograms of their unborn babies online.
About 73 per cent of parents in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, said they would consider sharing images of their babies online.
AVG Chief Executive J R Smith that it is completely understandable why proud parents would want to upload and share images of very young children with friends and families.
But he advised parents to exercise caution while doing so as they were creating a digital history for a human being that will follow him or her for the rest of their lives.