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Teens, Social Media & Privacy

TEENS, SOCIAL MEDIA, & PRIVACY Let's face it, your kids are using social media. Whether it's for educational purposes, or just for fun, their personal information may be accessible by just about anyone, anytime. The latest statistics have yielded shocking results about our nation's teens and adults and their online activities. ON SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES: TRUST in the INTERNET 100 Users Weigh In 90 91% 2006 50% have "some" to "a lot" of trust in the internet 80 FROM 45% 2012 IN 2010 70 71% 71% 60 are concerned the government monitors their internet use 43% 50 FROM 38% IN 2010 79% 53% 40 61% 30 percent of people who worry about what companies monitor online 2% 57 49% 20 29% FROM 48% IN 2010 10 20% 91% of users express some level of concern about their privacy on linė due to companies that can track on linę behavior school name of themselves 16% of teen social media users have set up their profile to automatically include their location in posts 48% are wary of their privacy when shopping on line FROM 66% IN 2010 are very to extremely concerned about their privacy on social networking websites 92% 82% 62% 24% 68% post their real name post their birthday post their relationship status post videos of themselves 1. have had their privacy violated online Teen Facebook users with more than 600 friends in their network are FACEBOOK: HOW VISIBLE much more likely than those with smaller networks to be Facebook ARE YOUR TEENS ONLINE? friends with peers who don't attend their own school, or with people they have never met in person! 98% 91% 89% 76% 70% of Facebook-using teens of teen Facebook users are are connected to friends friends with members of their extended family are friends with people they know from school are Facebook friends with brothers & sisters are Facebook friends with their parents who do not attend the same school 33% 30% 30% Girls who use Facebook are more likely than boys to have a private (friends only) profile (70% vs. 50%) are Facebook friends with other people they haven't met in person . have teachers or coaches as friends in their network have celebrities, musicians or athletes in their network By contrast, boys are more likely than girls to have a fully public profile that everyone can see (20% vs. 8%) While boys and girls are equally likely to say their accounts are public, boys are significantly more likely than girls to say that they don't know (21% of boys who have Twitter accounts report this, compared with 5% of girls) TWITTER: MORE USAGE, LESS PRIVACY? 25 20 24% 64% 15 300 10 16% 79 Teen Twitter use has grown significantly: 24% of online teens use Twitter, up from 16% in 2011 The typical (median) teen Facebook user has 300 friends, while the typical 64% of teens with Twitter accounts say that their tweets are public teen Twitter user has 79 followers KEEP IT PRIVATE DELETE MANAGE 59% have deleted or edited 58% have blocked people on social media sites something that they posted in the past 53% have deleted comments from others on their profile or account 60% of teen Facebook users keep their profiles private, and most report high levels of confidence in their ability to manage their settings Among teens who have a Facebook account, only 18% say that they limit what certain friends can see on their profile. The vast majority (81%) say that all of their friends see the same thing on their profile 45% have removed their name from photos that have been tagged to identify them 31% have deleted or deactivated an entire profile or account 19% have posted updates, comments, photos, or videos that they later regretted sharing More than half (56%) of teen Facebook users say it's "not difficult at all" to manage the privacy controls on their Facebook profile, while one in three (33%) say it's "not too difficult" Only 5% of teen Facebook users say they limit what their parents can see. 74% of teen social media users have deleted people from their network or friends' list !High-risk behavior for teens using social media Re fere nces: For more information about how to protect your kids online, visit: Pew Internet & American Life Project - Graphic Design er Brigit Gibert The Digital Center Report - post a photo post their post the city where they live post their email address post their cell number

Teens, Social Media & Privacy

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Let's face it, yours kids are using social media. Whether it's for educational purposes, or just for fun, their personal information may be accessible by just about anyone, anytime. The latest statist...


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