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Teens Post More but Manage Privacy Settings

SOCIAL NETWORKING

May 22, 2013

A new Pew Research Center survey indicates that teens are posting more about themselves on social networking sites but are also taking formal and informal steps to manage their online privacy and reputation, USA TODAY reports. The research canvassed 802 individuals between ages 12 and 17 and their parents. Sixty percent of Facebook users used the highest privacy setting while 14 percent said their Facebook pages are public. ConnectSafely.org Co-director Larry Magid said, “The idea that young people will post anything is not true” and many are “thinking about whether this is something I’d want my grandmother, a college administrator, an employer or a future boyfriend or girlfriend to see.”
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