Most of you would agree that Facebook has been the best thing to come into their lives for years, but the social networking service is not without its problems. I cannot remember how many times people have moaned about how Facebook ruined things for them, and it is for this reason that parents have started to hack into their children’s accounts.
The worst culprits are mothers, it is that maternal instinct that they have with their kids, and will go to any length to protect them; fathers also want to protect their children, but they are the ones who do all the shouting and no action.
Spying on what your child gets up to has been made so much easier with the popularity of Facebook, as moms find it easier to hack into their child’s account than searching for their diary.
The Week came up with a great question, one that is certain to have a mixed opinion. Is that spying or just smart parenting? This is certainly a tough one to call and will depend who you ask. No it is not right to spy on what your child does, but then again you would fail as a parent if you did not keep them from making stupid mistakes — this is a catch 22.
Where do you stand?