FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Sheryl Seet does not just share photos with her friends on her Facebook profile.
She also shares them with her mother, whom she added to her list of friends on the social-networking site last December.
Sheryl’s mother, 41-year-old manager N. Seet, also sometimes receives messages on her Facebook profile from Sheryl and will chat online with her at work using MSN Messenger.
In fact, it was Mrs Seet who introduced the teenager to Facebook.
As Mrs Seet can reply to Sheryl’s online messages even at work during periods when she is less busy, Sheryl said that “it’s easier to communicate with my mother online than to call her”.
Sheryl is part of a generation of Internet-savvy children who are “friending” their parents on online social-networking sites.
An online global survey done in the last two months of last year found that one in four children aged eight to 17 added their parents to their list of friends on online profiles on sites like Facebook and Friendster.
Although kids will never admit it it's probably a good thing to have your parents involved in facebook. It would make the parent-child relationship more healthy and parents are pretty hip (they were kids once too) and would easily learn how to facebook as well.
Here's our own poll.