Stacey Steinberg is the Director of the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Center on Children and Families, where is also a master legal skills professor and the supervising attorney for the Gator TeamChild Juvenile Law Clinic. Her research focuses at the intersection of a parent’s right to share and a child’s right to privacy. You can find Stacey’s written work at various media outlets including the New York Times and The Washington Post. She is also the author of the book Growing Up Shared: How Families Can Share Smarter on Social Media and What You Can Do to Keep Your Family Safe in a No-Privacy World.
Stacey has been an attorney practicing in the areas of criminal and juvenile law since 2003. After graduating from law school, she was a special victim’s unit prosecutor until 2009 and then worked as a child welfare attorney for children’s legal services, representing the best interests of children in foster care. Stacey is also a mom and a photographer. Her work on children’s privacy found its genesis in self-reflection. She loves taking pictures and started to wonder how doing so could impact the digital footprints of her kids, and the many children she photographed over the years. Her research led her to the conclusion that parents need to protect their children’s digital privacy … but that families also benefit by sharing online.