Kristen Purcell discussed our teens & tech research at the ACT Enrollment Planners Conference
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.
American teens have long been the country's most-wired age group. But contrary to the stereotype of hyper-connected teens, they say some things are better done in person.
Parents who have young children at home are a relatively tech-savvy group. They are more likely than other adults to have computers, internet access, smartphones, and tablet computers. They are also more likely than adults without children to read e-books. But as parents adapt new reading habits for themselves on electronic devices, the data show that print books remain important when it comes to their children.
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?
Explore what teens choose to share and keep private and with whom in this infographic.
Among teen social media users, percent who post the following to the profile they use most often
Size of Facebook network by gender and age
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.
Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.