UncategorizedSeptember 19, 2013

Cell Phone Activities 2013

50% of cell owners download apps to their phones; 48% listen to music services; video calling has tripled since 2011; texting remains a popular activity

UncategorizedSeptember 12, 2013

Location-Based Services

More social media users are adding location information to their posts, and most smartphone owners use location-based information services.

UncategorizedSeptember 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.

UncategorizedAugust 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.

UncategorizedAugust 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.

UncategorizedAugust 15, 2013

Teens Haven’t Abandoned Facebook (Yet)

Our national survey data did not indicate a decrease in the total number of Facebook-using teens, even though the focus group findings suggest that teens’ relationship with Facebook is complicated and may be evolving.

UncategorizedAugust 5, 2013

72% of Online Adults are Social Networking Site Users

Social networking sites remain most popular among young adults, but other age groups continue to increase their engagement

UncategorizedJuly 10, 2013

10 Things to Know About How Teens Use Technology

Kristen Purcell discussed our teens & tech research at the ACT Enrollment Planners Conference

UncategorizedJuly 3, 2013

6% of Online Adults are reddit Users

Young men are especially likely to visit the “front page of the internet.”

UncategorizedJune 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.