I was at dinner a couple weeks ago with a circle of very longtime friends. We hadn't made time for a get-together for a couple of years, so it was a lot of catching up.
Several times, FaceBook came up with one of the ladies. Her daughters are away in college, the younger girl just last fall. She hates not knowing what is up with them and said that she regularly checks their FB pages. Ok, that's not something I do but beyond that, one of the others kept telling her that she probably couldn't see everything, surely they would have mom blocked. To which she consistently replied, "Oh, yes I can." Finally after much skepticism and telling her she really wouldn't want to know everything, she confessed, "I have their ID and passwords."
Shock passed through the group. She explained, when they originally signed up as minors, she helped them and kept their information. They just never changed their passwords.
We were horrified, but swore not to interfere, to which I agree. This is her's to deal with.
So it's been on my mind. Is it out of line for a parent of adult children?
These are my questions: Parents, do you/would you logon to your kids' FB pages to spy? While they are minors? When they are adults? Do you creep (my daughter's word) their pages? Are you their "friends" on FB?
I have many issues with FB, but this one was new to me, so I thought would ask and include the questions about kids and parents "friending".
Poll to come.