Half of moms join Facebook to spy on kids: study

Posted By: CJAD · 2/18/2013 3:41:00 PM

It seems one of the most popular reasons for joining Facebook has nothing to do with keeping in touch with friends.

A survey suggests there's a 50-50 chance that parents of young Facebookers joined up for the sole purpose of spying on their kids.

A survey by the Education Database Online says one-half of parents admitted to getting a Facebook account to keep an eye on their kids' online habits, looking at pictures and reading wall posts.

And almost as many, 43 percent, chack their kids' Facebook pages at least once a day.

The survey also shows that by the end of 2012, 72 percent of American moms had a Facebook account, up from around 50 percent two years earlier.

And while the overwhelming majority (92 percent) are 'friends' with their kids, nearly a third of their kids would 'unfriend' their parents if they could.

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