Half of parents join Facebook to creep their kids
Wondering why your mom or dad wants to be friends with you on Facebook? Or does the mere thought of that kinda creep you out?
A new study suggests that about half of parents joined Facebook so that they could monitor their child's activity on the social network.
But how much time do the parents spend chasing the status updates and image updates of their kids? About 43 per cent...daily, actually, and about 31 per cent of parents check up on their kids four to five times per week on Facebook.
Almost all parents are 'friends' with their kids on Facebook.
When it comes to monitoring the social media updates, it seems parents are just as interested in status updates as they are in what others are posting on their son or daughter's wall.
What's particularly interesting is what parents will post about their kids on Facebook, and the words most often used to describe them.
For girls, most parents use the words “beautiful,” “all grown,” and “baby.” For boys, meanwhile, it's nothing mushy.
The most common terms for posts on boys' walls from their parents are “good luck,” “money,” and “game.”
Are you friends with your mom and dad on Facebook? Or are you friends with your son or daughter? Why/why not?- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets