The privacy group Truste, is said to have carried out a survey which suggested that a lot many parents made sure that they monitored their kids' social networking accounts regularly.
While 35% of the parents kept a daily check, nearly 72% of them kept regular check. While 105 of the parents concluded that they did this secretly, almost 18% of them said that they were embarrassed.
Anne Collier, co-director of ConnectSafely.org said "It's great to see that parents aren't projecting all the news coverage of extreme cases onto their own teens' online experiences, but we all know, too, that family discussion and online privacy education need to continue”.
It was also found out that there were some parents who made sure that they used some certain privacy settings so that they could hide some content from their parents and a few friends.
While 8% of the people are said to have accepted random friend requests, some 68% of the people said that they had done the same at some point of time but not often.
Fran Maier, President and Executive Chair at Truste asserted that parents were very keen about their children’s online privacy. But the children fail to think about the long term interests and also it is not that easy to protect the privacy of teens on social networks.