Facebook is the number one social networking site in the world and it is used by millions of people all over the world. If you live far away from your children, you may find it hard to keep in touch with them. Facebook gives you a chance to see what your grown children are doing and to see pictures of your grandchildren. Facebook is a great tool for parents, especially if their children already have Facebook profiles for sharing pictures and information with other friends and family members.
Unlike teens, grown children usually don’t have a problem being friends with their parents on Facebook . As you set up your Facebook page,check your privacy settings to make sure that no one else can get into your account or see your pictures unless they are your friend.
Don’t accept a friend request from a person that you don’t know as this may leave your profile vulnerable to online predators that can easily capture your address and other personal information that can lead to identity theft, among other problems. Block or ignore the requests from people you don’t know to protect yourself. Facebook has a tool you can use to ignore the request and then tell Facebook that you don’t know who someone is and report them as spam. Facebook takes the privacy of their users very seriously compared to other social media sites.
If you aren’t sure about your decision to join Facebook to keep in touch with your grown children, here are a few additional reasons to look into it:
1.Chat. One of the great features about Facebook is the chat or instant messenger program. If you and your grown children are online at the same time, you can talk to one another instantly. This is nice if you live far away from each other as phone calls can get expensive. The chat feature is easy to use and you can continue to browse Facebook while you are using the chat feature to keep in touch with your grow children.
2.Events. Ever forget a birthday of someone close in the family? Facebook can help you remember all the important dates in your family by sending little reminders for birthdays and other events. It’s a great way to wish your grown children happy birthday if you are unable to reach them on the phone. You can also RSVP to some events like birthday parties, showers or weddings.
3.Pictures. If you lose your camera and your son or daughter took pictures of your recent vacation, you will be able to gain some of those fun memories back. The albums are easy to create and it’s simple to tag someone in a picture. You can even request to have yourself tagged in a picture and this will link your two Facebook pages together so other family members can find you as well.