Since 2003, Stacey has been at attorney practicing in the areas of criminal and juvenile law. After graduating from law school, she worked as a special victim’s unit prosecutor until 2009. She then worked as a child welfare attorney for children’s legal services, representing the best interests of children in foster care. Stacey began teaching at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2009, where she continues to teach today.

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In 2014, Stacey started The Shared Hope Project as in informal way to offer free pictures to families with children facing pediatric cancer and other debilitating illnesses. She also volunteered with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, offering free photography to families whose babies were born sleeping or expected to pass away shortly after birth, and started their first Facebook group for participating photographers and editors.

These days, Stacey spends far less time behind the camera and far more time in the courtroom and classroom. Stacey teaches legal skills at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she also supervises the Gator TeamChild Juvenile Law Clinic. Stacey's research focuses at the intersection of a parent’s right to share and a child’s right to privacy. As a mom and photographer, her work found its genesis in her own self reflection. She loves to take pictures, and wondered how her doing so could impact the digital footprints of her own children, and the many children she’s photographed over the years. Stacey’s research led her to the conclusion that parents need to protect their children’s digital privacy … but families also benefit by sharing online. She continues to share (with her children’s permission) on social media.

Check out some of Stacey’s favorite quotes and interviews:

NPR (August, 2019) What Parents May Not Realize When They Post About Their Kids Online [link]

Medium - (August, 2019) What’s the Harm in Posting About Our Kids [Link]

BBC - (August, 2019) The Apps Combating Sharenting [Link]

The New York Times – (June, 2019) The Problem with ‘Sharenting’ [Link]

The Washington Post – (June, 2019) Gen Z kids are the stars of their parents’ social media — and they have opinions about that [Link]

The New York Times – (April, 2019) Facebook Is Stealing Your Family’s Joy [Link]

CNN – (March, 2019) What happens when parents abuse and exploit children for internet fame? [Link]

The Wall Street Journal – (March, 2019) Why I Put My Dog’s Photo on Social Media, but Not My Son’s [Link]

NPR - (January, 2019) 'Sharenting': Can Parents Post Too Much About Their Kids Online? [link]

The Daily BeastKids Don’t have Parents Anymore - The Have ‘Sharents’ [link] Interview/Quote - December, 2017

Consumer Reports How to Protect Your Children's Privacy in the Era of Online 'Sharenting' [link] Interview/Quote - August, 2017

CBS – News4Gainesville - Sharenting: A parent's right to share and a child's right to privacy [link] Interview – February, 2018

NPR – Do Parent’s Invade Children’s Privacy When They Post Online?  [link] Interview/Quote October, 2016

The New York Times – Don’t Post About Me on Social Media, Children Say [link] Interview/Quote March, 2016

CNN – The do’s and don’ts of posting about your kids online [link] Interview/Quote  -October, 2016

The Atlantic – Protecting Kids in the Age of Sharenting [link] Interview/Quote  - October, 2016

CBS – Something to consider before posting about your kids [link] Interview/Quote - October, 2016

Slate – Courts Aren’t the Solution to Parents Sharing on Social Media [link] Interview/Quote - October, 2016

Redbook – The Darker Side of Posting Your Baby’s Pics on Social Media [link] Interview/Quote - September, 2016

Women’s Day – Why Your Kid’s Don’t Want You to Post About Them on Social Media [link] Interview/Quote - March, 2016

TODAY Show — Stopping ‘rape culture’ starts with parents… earlier than you think [link] June, 2016

Consumer Reports How to Protect Your Children's Privacy in the Era of Online 'Sharenting' [link] Interview/Quote - August, 2017

NPR – Do Parent’s Invade Children’s Privacy When They Post Online?  [link] Interview/Quote October, 2016

The New York Times – Don’t Post About Me on Social Media, Children Say [link] Interview/Quote March, 2016