7% of Babies Have Email Addresses

By age 2, 81% have a digital footprint
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2010 8:37 AM CDT
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(Newser) – When today's kids enter the job market in 20-something years, would-be employers checking up them may have no trouble finding ... their ultrasound photos. That's because they're leaving a digital trail a mile long, thanks to Mom and Dad. A new study has found that 23% of children had their pre-birth scans posted online. And once those babies leave the womb, things get crazier: 33% have photos uploaded to the Internet from birth; 7% of babies have their very own email address.

Internet security firm AVG, which polled Internet-enabled moms in 10 countries, reports that by age two, 81% of toddlers have some kind of digital footprint.

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