Thursday, February 10, 2011

Teen crisis: Should they friend parents on Facebook?

As the world's biggest social-networking site continues to grow, parents are joining — and invariably asking the kids to include them in their circle of online friends.

Many young people are horrified at the idea of parents seeing their posts — which may include racy photos or talk about who they're dating.

Parents may think it's a harmless way to keep up with what their children are up to. After all, child-safety advocates advise parents to keep tabs of their children's online activity. But teens are likely to view their parent's Facebook friending request as unnecessary prying into their personal lives.

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