Teens, Social Media, And Privacy

Teens, Social Media, And Privacy

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This report finds that teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-parties (such as businesses or advertisers) accessing their data; just 9% say they are “very” concerned. Key findings include: Teens are sharing more information about themselves on their social media profiles than they did when we last surveyed in 2006: 91% post a photo of themselves, up from 79% in 2006. 71% post their school name, up from 49%. 71% post the city or town where they live, up from 61%. 53% post their email address, up from 29%. 20% post their cell phone number, up from 2%. 60% of teen Facebook users set their Facebook profiles to private (friends only), and most report high levels of confidence in their ability to manage their settings. 56% of teen Facebook users say it's “not difficult at all” to manage the privacy controls on their Facebook profile. 33% Facebook-using teens say it's “not too difficult.” 8% of teen Facebook users say that managing their privacy controls is “somewhat difficult, ” while less than 1% describe the process as “very difficult.”
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2013.
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