Parental Discretion Advised

Guilty of stalking your child’s Facebook page in your spare time? Or poking fun at your mom for that time she asked you what a Facebook wall was? Social networking is bringing an entirely new dimension to family interactions. At Lab42, we were especially curious how parent and child relationships played out on Facebook. We wanted to know exactly how parents communicated with their children on Facebook, and if they had concerns about their children’s use of the site. To get the details, we surveyed parents with Facebook accounts. Check out the results below.

About the Survey

This survey was conducted online via social networks from December 9 – December 12, 2011 among 500 social media users. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, please contact us at


Article by Sara

Hi, I'm Sara! I'm an intern for Lab42, working on PR, marketing and social media. As a contributor for the Lab42 blog, I get really excited whenever I come across a story about market research in the news. I also love to read about out-of-the-box social media campaigns. I'm currently a senior at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts majoring in Business and International Studies, and I spent last semester studying abroad in Copenhagen. Fun fact: In high school I was a coxswain on my school's rowing team.


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