Chris Donoghue: Mum, stop snooping on my Facebook page
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.
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.