Report Aug. 26, 2014

Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms did not provide new outlets for the discussion of the Snowden-NSA revelations. People who thought their social media friends disagreed with them were less likely to discuss the issues in person and online.

Report Apr. 30, 2014

Heartbleed’s Impact

39% of internet users have changed passwords or canceled accounts; 6% think their personal information was swiped.

Presentations Dec. 12, 2013

Privacy, Confidentiality, and the Use of Data

Lee Rainie will discuss privacy, confidentiality, and the use of data at the 2013 meeting of the Pacific Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research

Presentations Nov. 7, 2013

9 Things You Need To Know About Teens, Technology & Online Privacy

Amanda Lenhart presents nine major themes from the Project’s five-report series on Teens and Online Privacy

Report Sep. 5, 2013

Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online

86% of online adults have taken steps to avoid surveillance by other people or organizations when using the internet. Despite precautions, 21% have had an email or social media account hijacked and 11% have had vital information stolen.

Report Aug. 22, 2013

Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy

58% of American teens have downloaded an app to a cell phone or tablet. More than half of teen apps users have avoided an app due to concerns about sharing their personal information.

Report Aug. 15, 2013

Where Teens Seek Online Privacy Advice

Teens often rely on themselves and the guidance they get from the websites they use to figure out how to manage their privacy online, but when they do seek advice, they go primarily to peers and parents.

Presentations Jun. 25, 2013

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy: Reputation management, third party access, & exposure to advertising

Amanda Lenhart briefed the State of Maryland’s Children’s Online Privacy Working Group at the Attorney General’s Office in Baltimore on the findings from the Teens, Social Media and Privacy report.

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Infographic May. 21, 2013

What Teens Share on Social Media

Among the things teens choose to share on social media, their real name and photos of themselves rank the highest. What else do they share?

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Infographic May. 21, 2013

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy

Explore what teens choose to share and keep private and with whom in this infographic.