Saturday, September 12, 2015

One in five teenagers block their parents on Facebook to stop them prying or embarrassing them





Not cool: As the older generation get to grips with new media kids are one step ahead of them

Thousands of mums and dads are being blocked on social media - by their own children, according to new research.
One in five teenagers admitted they have blocked parents on Facebook - and one in 10 has rejected a 'friend request'.
One in six teens have 'de-tagged' themselves from family photos online and even asked a parent not to 'like' their posts.
The poll of 1,000 teenagers was conducted by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to mark the release of Modern Family Season 6 on DVD.
It found that the average parent and child have had three arguments due to social media in the past six months.
A spokesman said: "Young people just like to have something to call their own, and give them a sense of independence.
"But we also know that times are changing and parents want to be involved with social media just as much as their children.
"During your teenage years, all you can think about is making a good impression on friends and getting to know new people.
"And when you're a parent, you just want to make sure your child is safe when they're online, so it's understandable if they want to be 'friends' on social media."
The survey also found some parents are being told not to let anyone know they are related to their offspring while on social media.

De-friend: Parents use Facebook to keep tabs on their kids
Twenty five per cent of teens admitted they have had to give their parents a lecture on what they can and can't do on social media.
The average teen currently has 148 friends on their Facebook page, nine of which are parents and other relatives.
Just last week, a social media guide was launched to help concerned parents understand what their kids are talking about online.
But the initiative drew ridicule with many teenagers claiming to not use most of the acronyms.

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