Family Communication, Privacy, and Facebook

Eric M. Fife, LuAnn LaCava, C. Leigh Nelson


Four focus groups were conducted to explore how college students communicate with family members through Facebook. Communication Privacy Management served as the theoretical basis for the analysis, which suggested students balance privacy concerns with a desire to maintain and strengthen familial relationships. Participants described largely positive experiences communicating with family members on Facebook.


Family Communication; Social Networking Sites; Facebook; Privacy

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