Parents Use Facebook to Monitor Kids: Spying or Safeguarding?

Parents Use Facebook to Monitor Kids: Spying or Safeguarding? A recent Laptop magazine poll showed 55 percent of parents admitted to monitoring their children on social network sites like Facebook. The term 'spying' was used; are parents overprotective and nosy or are they safeguarding their kids? Poll results said 41 percent of parents check their children's status updates, 39 percent check their children's wall posts and 15 percent have sent friend requests (4 percent were rejected). Another 13 percent say that they have used friends' accounts to check up on their children. Read more...

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