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Chris Donoghue: Mum, stop snooping on my Facebook page

Chris Donoghue

Published 03/04/2013 | 05:00

PARENTS are not their children's friends, not even on Facebook. For generations the good chats with friends have taken place when parents leave the room.

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Why then do many parents think that covertly checking their children's profiles is for the greater good? Isn't it just the modern equivalent of snooping through bedroom drawers looking for a diary to read?

I know a mother, we'll call her 'The Sheriff', who insists her teenagers hand over their phones at night and does not allow laptops in bedrooms after dark.

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