Proper Facebook Etiquette

#564 A son’s dirty laundry

Thursday 24th September, 2009

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Dear Mariann,
Is it wise to use facebook to follow and communicate with my son once he goes off to university?
(with thanks for this dilemma from the comment of A Parent in reply to the post Friendship Dilemma)

Is it wise? No.

Is it absolutely essential as part of ‘parental overview’ and careful surveillance plan? Yes.

Let’s face it son will be returning every six weeks or so with copious amounts of laundry for you. It is only fair that you are given a preview of his other dirties.

If son has any sense he either won’t friend you on Facebook, or will set his Privacy Settings so you see only his clean linen.

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