It’s no surprise that parents have taken to Facebook like a
fish to water
…a fish that likes to stalk their fishy young as they swim off
into the deep. But according to Tech News Daily
, 72 percent of parents surveyed
monitor their teen’s profile on the popular social network. About a third do it
every single day.
They’re only doin’ it ‘cause they love ya, girlies. Most of
‘em think you’re pretty responsible about sharing personal info online and 98
percent said your online privacy is important.
But do they expect to be on the inside or the outside of
that privacy screen—now that’s the question!
Eight-two percent of parents surveyed want to have access to
your account…so they can delete the stuff they don’t approve of. Yikes!
Before embracing your parents’ presence on social networking
sites, it’s smart to lay some guidelines. Sure, you’ll be their “friend,” but
they need to respect your relationships
with other peeps, too.
Whether or not you hit “accept,” consider that Facebook is
continually in flux and you’re probably not as private as you think you are.
Double check your privacy settings and think twice before posting. Do you
really need to be sharing your digits and other personal deets online?
Oh, and one more thing: Keep it clean, OK?
Would you friend your 'rents on FB? Blog about it, babes!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 10/28/2010 12:12:00 PM
POSTED IN In the News