May 30, 2012
It’s obvious that teens use Facebook. It’s also obvious that social networking sites can pose danger to our children, so it’s important to be involved and teach your teens about the real effects that these sites can have. I think a lot of parents tend to think they have things under control, but there are some teens can be pretty sneaky.
I found these stats and thought they were interesting:
- 67% of teenagers say they know how to hide what they do online from parents
- 43% of teens say they would change their online behavior if they knew that their parents were watching them
- 39% think their online activity is private from everyone, including parents
- 38% would feel offended if they found out their parents were spying on them with Facebook parental controls
- 20% of kids think their parents have no idea what they’re doing online
- 18% have created a private email address or separate social networking profile
- 10% have unlocked parental controls to disable filtering
(Stats provided by Top Ten Reviews)
Not all teens are going to be sneaky. However, there are a large number that will. So it’s important to be involved and talk with your teens about what they do online.
Are there things you currently do in your household that you think make a difference? If so, we’d love to hear about it!
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