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Parents Use Social Networking Sites to ‘Spy’ on Kids
By Anthea Quay, 21 Jul 2011
An infographic created by LAPTOP Magazine with information compiled by OnePoll shows how more than half of parents use social networking sites to ‘spy’ on their children.
Out of this 55% of parents who use social-networking sites, 11% set up accounts “purely to snoop” on their children. And 13%, who either don’t have accounts or have been rejected as friends, use a friend’s account to check on their children.
Those that use social networking sites to keep an eye on their kids have excuses. 36% had their “overprotective” parental instincts to blame for, while 14% admitted to being plain “nosey”.
To add to those figures, 24% confessed that the only way to know what their kids were up to was through Facebook, and 6% said social networking sites helped them avoid “awkward” conversations.
As technology starts supplanting actual dinner table conversation, what kind of a relationship would parents have with their children in the future?
[via LAPTOP Magazine]
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