It is no surprise that so many adult conversations involve the Facebook accounts of their children. When Facebook opened their user accounts to include non-college participants, the door was opened for anyone with a valid email address, which included children in their pre-teens and younger in some cases. If you are a Facebook user, you realize that the visible content is not always clean and/or innocent. Enter the need for parental control over childrens’ Facebook profiles. The real questions is: how often are these underage “Facebookers” really being checked on?
According to a recent report by market research firm Lab42, 43 percent of parents checking their kids Facebook profile pages daily and 31 percent check their profiles four to five times a week. For those not checking as much, 92 percent of parents will see photo and status updates, wall content and more in the news feed (did I lose anyone here??) because they are “friends” with their kids online.
I use the term “friend” lightly, due to the nature of the relationship between parent and child on the social networking site. If you require that your child’s Facebook profile maintain a wholesome and appropriate quality, be careful to watch the content being posted on your own site. Set a good example, so your children will learn from you. In this way, you are more of a PARENT and less of a Facebook PEER.
In spite of the interactivity and online engagement between parent and child, 24 percent of parents still reported a lack of Facebook proficiency. If you are a parent who needs help learning or understanding how to use Facebook, click HERE.
We at The Kink Team also have a Facebook page. Click HERE to visit our site… Happy Facebooking!