Expert urges parents to 'snoop' on kids' Facebook accounts

London, Feb 4 (ANI): Parents must keep an eye on their children's Facebook accounts to protect them from online predators, a top child protection expert has said.

Deputy Children's Commissioner Sue Berelowitz said parents should stop children uploading pictures of themselves kissing, showing their flesh or wearing any sort of revealing outfit.

Berelowitz urged for greater family control, saying that parents should warn their children that once a picture is online, there is a danger it will be shared with anyone from classmates to strangers.

She warned that parents need to think carefully about social network sites because there is an awful lot of stuff circulating on there, the Daily Mail reports.

Berelowitz stressed that it is important that children understand about the safe use of social networking sites and don't talk to certain types of people.

According to the paper, she made the comments as police highlighted a Birmingham University study showing that children whose parents take little interest in their online activity are at higher risk of becoming a victim of grooming. (ANI)


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