new study has found that three in four parents use social networking site Facebook to check up on their university going children.
The research, commissioned by insurance company Ensleigh, also found that 72 percent of 18-25-year-olds who have left home use the Internet to speak to their parents. The poll questioned 1,000 students and 1,000 parents of university-bound childrens.
Students, who have left home, use different kinds of forms to contact their parents, with 70 percent opting to call on their mobile, and a lesser number opting to text.
Only seven percent of young adults use the postal service to keep in touch.
The study also found that despite the rise of social media networks like Facebook young people are getting more homesick than ever. The Daily Mail quoted National Union of Students President Aaron Porter as saying.
BDST: 2235 HRS, 19 September 2010