How Young Is Too Young for a Digital Presence?

Some parents are creating accounts for their babies on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other services, long before those children are able to add posts themselves.

Some parents go even further — registering their babies for things like web URLs, About.me pages, Instagram feeds, Twitter handles, Tumblr accounts and email accounts on Yahoo and Gmail, all within hours of their birth.

It might be too early to call these behaviors a growing trend, but they’re certainly fueling a debate about how to handle children and their online lives.