A report in Daily Mail said that parents snoop their children's Facebook account to avoid having "awkward conversations" with the children. But, most of parents admitted that it was the only way they can find out about their children's lives.
While 55 percent accepted snooping over their children, 40 percent said that they did not sleuth children's Facebook page and another 5 percent said they would spy if they knew how to do it!
During the survey, parents also added that they are worried about their children's internet usage and many of them admitted that it's becoming difficult to control their children in the digital age. Parents also expressed their anxiety over the increased online crime rates.
Interesting fact is that most of the parents are unaware about the measures to monitor the internet usage of their children.
According to the survey findings, 41 percent monitor their children"s status updates, 39 percent look at their 'Wall posts' and 29 percent of the parents looked pictures their children had uploaded.
Social networking site Facebook, Orkut, MySpace and the microblogging site Twitter have become vast popular among teenagers in most of the countries. Even though Facebook has an age limit of 13, minors give wrong age to get in to these sites.
It seems like parents have to worry more with the launch of new social network Google+ that allows users to manage their friends in different Circles. Posts, photos, links and messages posted in a particular Circle will be visible to the members of this Circle. Moreover, the software giant Microsoft is reportedly working on a new social networking site called as Tulalip and features of this site are likely to be more tough to deal.