When parents lurk on Facebook it can cause tension. Their comments about racy club photos and alarming status updates can drive you crazy. The first step in avoiding the drama is to decide if your relationship with your mom or dad is open enough for them to be exposed to the person you really are. If you’re comfortable enough to let them in, then accept their friend request. If not, jump ship!
More than likely your parents will join one social media website at a time. If they are on Facebook, consider spending more time on other social outlets. Post all of your risqué pictures on Instagram and air out your frustrations on Twitter. Just make sure your accounts aren’t linked otherwise this effort will be vain.
Lay down the law with your loved ones. Assure them that you’ll fill them in on the essential people in your life, but not when it comes to casual dating. Be weary of your relationship status and fill them in before any major changes to avoid shock and urgent phone calls.
Social networking sites can be fun for your parents—they can reconnect with old classmates and keep up with out of town relatives. So be kind and give them a comprehensive tutorial on how to navigate the complicated social media world. Besides, it would be cruel to let them fail.
If you don’t feel like moving your online experience to another site then tone it down. Make your page parent-friendly by mellowing out the profanity laced rants, cleavage filled selfies and turnt up club pictures.