PC World reports that nearly three quarters (72 percent) of parents monitor their child’s social networking account, says TRUSTe. The privacy services provider’s ‘The Kids are Alright’ report also revealed 84 percent of parents are confident their teen is responsible when it comes to posting personal information on a social network. Furthermore, more than four in five (86 percent) of parents claim they know how much time their teen spends on social networks while 80 percent know the types of photos their teen has posted on the site. More than four in five (82 percent) of parents feel they should be able to delete information from their teens’ accounts by contacting Facebook or other social networking sites. Eight out of ten teens admitted they use privacy settings to hide content from parents or friends and one in five (18 percent) teens said they had been embarrassed by or disciplined for something they posted on Facebook. More than two thirds (68 percent) of teens also said they had accepted friend requests from strangers…

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