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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Teens, Social Media, and Privacy
Explore what teens choose to share and keep private and with whom in this infographic.
Interactive: Teens on Facebook: What They Share With Friends
The typical (median) teen Facebook user has 300 friends. The larger a teen’s network, the more likely they are to have a wider variety of friends and share more personal information.
Interactive: How Teens Share Information on Social Media
Answer the question in this interactive to begin building the interactive profile, and explore what teens share about themselves on social networking sites and what they post and prune on their profiles.
What teens share on social media
Among teen social media users, percent who post the following to the profile they use most often
What teens said about social media, privacy, and online identity
A list of some of the most revealing and interesting comments about how teens think about social networking sites and how they navigate issues of identity and privacy.