How teens, parents struggle to share social media

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Heather Kelly, CNN
By Heather Kelly, CNN
updated 10:04 PM EDT, Fri August 30, 2013

(CNN) — Carly and her mom are friends on Facebook, but that doesn’t mean they share everything.

The 17-year-old from Marin County, California, has refined her Facebook privacy settings so that her mother can’t see all the posts that fill her Timeline. Her father, meanwhile, never checks the social network.

“Right now, my mom can only see things that I post. She can’t see anything I’m tagged in or anything that my friends say to me on my profile,” said Carly, a high school senior who asked to be identified only by her first name. “She doesn’t know that, though. I’m like, 80% sure that every other teenager has done that too.” (more…)