GFI Vipre: Your Kids are Hiding on Facebook

By GFI Vipre

To gain a better understanding of home computing practices, GFI® Software commissioned a scientific study of home Internet use by parents and their teenage children. This population represents a particularly interesting “risk pool” not only due to their usage patterns in the home, but also due to the theory that “tech savvy” teens, who have spent their entire cognizant lives in the Internet age, may prove to be a harder human target for social engineering attacks than their elders.

In households where the parent and teen both have Facebook profiles, 87% of parents indicate they are “friends” with their teens on Facebook. However, 83% of teens with Facebook accounts say they have a good idea about how to control privacy settings – meaning they understand how to hide content from “friends” and other visitors.

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This excerpt is shared with permission from GFI Vipre.

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2 thoughts on “GFI Vipre: Your Kids are Hiding on Facebook”

  1. I wish it was that easy. My daughter lives with her over-compliant mother. She refuses to do this. I have to rely on friends to tell me the things that are in her page.

  2. so….. parents take back control of your computers duh!! Always know your childs’ password, change it if and when necessary, monitor it by “visiting” or signing in regularly. Dont give them the control

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