Young people only going on Facebook to check up on parents

THE only reason people under 30 use Facebook is to monitor their parents’ mid-life crises, it has emerged.

With the average age of today’s Facebook user now 53 according to some estimates, and some recent adopters as old as 86, Britain’s young people mainly visit the site to keep up to speed with family embarrassment.

Tom Logan, 26, said: “If it were up to me, I’d no more be caught lurking on Facebook than I would playing golf or drinking real ale.

“It’s my mum and dad I have to think of. There was photo of them last week in full motorcycle gear in the Brecon Beacons with the caption ‘Living the dream’. Jesus.

“What’s more, it was taken the same day as they said they couldn’t look after our son Callum because my dad had a ‘hospital appointment about keyhole surgery’. Keyhole surgery my arse.

“In our day, the 1990s, we had more sense of personal responsibility. The Facebook generation are more concerned with pretending it’s the 1960s again.

“We should never have introduced our parents to computers in the first place.”