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STUDIES / ARTICLES: Teens Have Better Relationship With The ‘Rents When They Connect Via Social Media

Friday, 19 July 2013

Parents who worry they might be ruining their childrens' social lives by lurking on their kids' Facebook pages and monitoring their tweets have more ammunition to keep snooping, er, "parenting."

A new study out of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, found that teenagers actually have a better relationship with their parents when they stay connected through social media.

Half of the teens in the survey of 491 teen-agers and their parents said they used social networking to keep in touch with their parents, with 16 percent saying that they interacted with their parents every day, according to NPR.

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