|Is that a Boy with her?|
Why shouldn't you be friend with your parents on Social Networking? —
I take a great honor to write this post for the sake of “us” (I wrote us in “ ” because it somehow correlates “us”). This isn't a stereotype. Making parents friends on Social Network (not the film silly) is something which majority of teens (and some above the teens) do not prefer. After all you would not like your profile to be a subject of daily prying by your parents. They will everyday go by your profile to figure out the changed behavior of their darlings. Perhaps social network (let’s call it”Facebook”) empowers the parents to deeply examine “what’s on their mind?” (here their = Son's/Daughter's) This may sound strange but a “Status Update” is enough to turn their suspect into a firm belief.
Parents are always curious to know the insight of their modern 21st century child; perhaps that is why they ask "us" to open up in front of them; but who know “our open up may shut them down”. A finite distance is something which is ought to be maintained.
On what basis am I shouting? —
Last night mother read your wall post and very next day when you wake up your she scolds you, “you will not go anywhere except college, got it?” Darn, since mom is in the friend list; she can read my wall posts.
According to a clinical psychiatrist- it is observed that children with a communication gap or who speaks less are more prone of being pried than those who are regularly in touch with their parents. The fast pace life builds a gap which gives birth of suspicions. Wow! At least I’m safe. Parents to cope with their modern child's new parameter are trying to notch the set parameter too. A working woman (name censored) from Delhi was learning how to access internet since her child found a new dimension far beyond her reach of prying. The frustration came when she couldn't enter his son’s locked Facebook account; she hired a tutor to teach her hacking. Something similar goes with the boy whose parents were in his friend list and keeps on interrogating their son’s “it is complicated” relationship status. Apart from this cyber networking world there are plenty (call it variety) of parents who are keeping a close watch on their ward's activities. Installing spying software’s in ward’s PC, keeping a close tab on him and his friend’s activities, using gadgets to locate him/her are a part of stalking (sorry, couldn’t think of anything else)
| If your parents are on your list; do not panic, just use facebook wall settings.