Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 509 words, a 2 minute read.
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios
Generation Alpha — the first cohort to be born entirely within the smart phone era — is increasingly a battleground between family members over privacy for their tots.
Why it matters: Kids of every generation can relate to being publicly embarrassed by their parents. But Generations Z and A are the first whose embarrassment will be recorded for posterity.
Fair enough: But Grandma and Grandpa — or a well-meaning aunt, uncle or cousin — might not be on the same page, as BuzzFeed News reported.
The bottom line: "Parents get a lot of gratification from telling kids’ stories online," education reporter Anya Kamenetz wrote for the Times.
Above: A Darth Vader air balloon prepares to join the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta in England.
Below: The Vader balloon above Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.
One pitfall to working remote: sometimes the computer camera captures less than professional moments, as the WSJ documents in a fun A-hed (subscription).
Efforts to prevent repeats: