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Teens Ignore Parents' Facebook Friend Requests

Hey, teens. Why don't you want to be Facebook friends with your parents? Maybe it's the same reason that my daughter wouldn't walk with my wife when they went shopping at the mall. I know; I know. Parents can be a real embarrassment, can't they? However, I think there's more than just the embarrassment factor at work concerning the no-parents-allowed-as-friends syndrome on Facebook.

So, how do I know that teens generally don't want their parents as Facebook friends? Well, Kaplan test preppers have done a survey that shows that over a third of teens surveyed who have parents who are also on Facebook aren't "friends" with them. Interestingly, the reason that 40% give for not being friends is because they have ignored their parents' friending request.

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