Grandparents on Facebook: Eek!

A new survey reveals that grandchildren enjoy having grandma and grandpa on Facebook, but some secretly want to unfriend their grandparents because they post embarrassing stuff.  The survey conducted by Visiting Angels, an in-home senior care company, uncovered the top 5 Facebook no-nos for grandparents:

  1. Posting personal stuff

One in four in 4 survey respondents say their grandparents post TMI (too much information) about their love life, social life or sex life. More than one-third of grandkids say grandma or grandpa post dirty laundry about family feuds or finances.

  1. Rant and rave

One out of five grandchildren say grammy goes “Emoji crazy” in comments or posts. Thirty-three percent of the kids say they don’t like it when grandparents get too political or go holy-roller by posting too much about religion (28 percent).

  1. Treading on personal turf

One in four respondents say it’s not cool when grandma tries to friend their friends. Thirty percent of grandkids say it’s embarrassing when mimi or pops post personal comments in public places, like  the grandkids’ timeline. Half of surveyed kids say they don’t want grandparents commenting on their social life. And a big one: Please, grandma, don’t comment about my appearance – whether it’s my hair, weight or clothes.

  1. Spreading doom, gloom and guilt

Twenty-five percent of grandkids don’t like to see grandparents post that they are lonely, unhappy, sick or sad. Also, one out of five survey respondents say they don’t like to comments about grandparent’s health, medical issues or procedures, and one in four say they feel guilty when grandma posts “Why don’t you visit or call more?”

  1. Trying to act cool

Twenty-two percent of the grandkids say it’s not cool when grandma or gramps try to act cool. And one respondent said he wants to hide when grandparents COMMENT IN ALL CAPS.