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Teens exiting Facebook to avoid 'prying parents'

Even extended family monitoring feeds, say teens polled; many turn to Instagram, Twitter

Published on Jun 1, 2014 6:26 AM
 
The youth in Singapore are turning to Instagram, and other social media alternatives such as YouTube and Twitter. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Facebook is facing a teenage exodus.

Reflecting this global trend, the youth in Singapore are turning to Instagram, and other social media alternatives such as YouTube and Twitter.

According to a Sunday Times poll of 101 young people aged 12 to 19, one of their biggest reasons for jumping ship was prying parents.

Even grandparents and extended family members are monitoring Facebook feeds, leading to a "loss of privacy".

 
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