JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Wednesday 20 February 2013
Last update 20 February 2013 12:10 am
A study conducted by an online education database shows that an increasing number of mothers are joining Facebook not because they are looking for old friends but they want to know what their children are up to.
From 2010 to 2012, the percentage of mothers' accounts in the US on Facebook jumped from 50 percent to 72 percent.
The study showed that 92 percent of parents using social media networks are “friends” with their children. More than one-third of them look at their kids' profiles everyday.
One in 3 teens on Facebook are embarrassed by their parent's comments and that they would “unfriend” them if they could.
“Even the least modern of parents are now getting hip to the world of Facebook,” says the database in the introduction of the study.
The study claims that more parents are signing up and creating social media profiles. The study added that there's a good chance that parents could embarrass their children in front of their friends on Facebook. “Even if your parents don't write directly on your Facebook wall, you might be surprised at how often they take a peek at your profile just to make sure you're staying out of trouble,” the study said.
“Love it or hate it, your parents are probably on Facebook to stay, but before you click “accept” on their friend requests, make sure you're prepared to have mom and dad regularly viewing your profile,” the study said.