(London Daily Mail) Facebook is losing its appeal to teenagers as more and more parents start using it to keep tabs on them, researchers have discovered.

They say youngsters now consider the social networking site ‘dead and buried’ and are too embarrassed to post intimate details in case their mothers or fathers find out.

The research, which looked into the online habits of teenagers in eight European countries including the UK, found many young Facebook users were switching to alternatives such as Snapchat and WhatsApp.

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