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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Teens share personal information Teens are sharing more details about themselves on social media profiles. Just 9% of teen social media users say they are very concerned about third-parties accessing their data -91% post a photo of themselves-71% post their school name-71% post the city or town where they live-53% post their email address-20% post their cell phone number Only some teens stay private. -60% of teen Facebook users keep their profiles private and most report high levels of confidence in their ability to manage their settings. -And 64% of teens with Twitter accounts say that their tweets are public, while 24% say their tweets are private-Teens taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information Some teens manage their reputation online -59% have deleted or edited something that they posted in the past.-53% have deleted comments from others on their profile or account.45% have removed their name from photos that have been tagged to identify them.-31% have deleted or deactivated an entire profile or account. UNTAG ME! -Focus group participants report that they are able to manage their privacy on social media sites, usually by deciding what content to post rather than by managing its dissemination via privacy settings. Some teens are friends with people they do not know -16% of teens are connected to friends on social networking sites who they have not met in person.-One in six or 17% of online teens and 31% of social networking teens have friends on their social networking profile who they have personally never me-Nearly half of social network-using older teen boys (47%) have friends in their social network who they have never met. -For older girls, only 28% report having people they have never met in their networks. -About 1 in 3 (29%) of younger boys report having friends they have never met -Just 22% of younger girls say the same. Some teens are not who they say they are online -More than half of teens post false information in online profiles. Of all teens with online profiles, 56% of teens have posted at least a few pieces of false information-A little less than a third of profile owners say that a little of the information on their profile is false and one in six (17%) say that some of the information in their profile is made up-Eight percent of teens with online profiles say that most or all of the information on the profile is fake-44% of teens with profiles say that their profile is completely truthful and that none of the information on it is false. Sources: Pew Internet Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Research 2013, Pew Internet Friendship, Strangers, and Safety in Online Networks 2007
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