Family bond is very strong in Indian culture. Recently the growth of Social Networking Sites has given birth as a new virtual family member in several Indian families. Any new relationship will have its own impact. The study also talks about this virtual family member (Facebook) & its effect on the Parent-child relationship in a family.
There are increasing numbers of Parents registering in FB.(best part in it is, some children help their parents to open a new account, create their profiles and accepting them as ‘friend’)
While some children express their welcoming gestures, others respond negatively by joining anti-parent groups in Facebook such as “At Least My Mom Isn’t on Facebook!” “Against Parents Invading Your Facebook”
Source: (Yes Mom that Means You!) Aratani, 2008; Kornblum, 2007; Liew, 2007.