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Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Infographic


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View the latest free infographic from uKnowKids ( This infographic speaks to the state of privacy, personal information and sharing habits of your teen (and yourself) on the Internet! Feel free to share with friends and family or repost on your own blog or social media sites. To download the original infographic, please visit

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Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Infographic

  1. 1. References: Pew Internet & American Life Project – The Digital Center Report – Graphic Designer Brigit Gilbert TEENS, PRIVACY SOCIAL MEDIA,SOCIAL MEDIA, & 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 79% 91% 49% 71% 61% 71% 29% 53% 2% 20% Let’s face it, your kids are using social media. Whether it’s for educational purposes, or just for fun, their personal information may be accessible by just about anyone, anytime. The latest statistics have yielded shocking results about our nation’s teens and adults and their online activities. ON SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES: 2006 2012 posta photo ofthem selves posttheir schoolnam e postthe city where theylive posttheir em ailaddress posttheir cellnum ber !! post their real name 92% 82% 62% 24% post their birthday post videos of themselves post their relationship status !! TRUST INTERNET have “some” to “a lot” of trust in the internet FROM 45% IN 201050% 1in4 !!16% of teen social media users have set up their profile to automatically include their location in posts of Facebook-using teens are friends with people they know from school 98% 91% 89% 76% 70% are Facebook friends with their parents are Facebook friends with brothers & sisters are connected to friends who do not attend the same school of teen Facebook users are friends with members of their extended family !! 33% 30% 30% are Facebook friends with other people they haven’t met in person have celebrities, musicians or athletes in their network have teachers or coaches as friends in their network FACEBOOK: HOW VISIBLE ARE YOUR TEENS ONLINE? Girls who use Facebook are more likely than boys to have a private (friends only) profile (70% vs. 50%) By contrast, boys are more likely than girls to have a fully public profile that everyone can see (20% vs. 8%) 64% of teens with Twitter accounts say that their tweets are public 64% TWITTER: MORE USAGE, LESS PRIVACY? Teen Twitter use has grown significantly: 24% of online teens use Twitter, up from 16% in 2011 25 20 15 10 5 0 The typical (median) teen Facebook user has 300 friends, while the typical teen Twitter user has 79 followers 16% 24% 300 79 Teen Facebook users with more than 600 friends in their network are much more likely than those with smaller networks to be Facebook friends with peers who don’t attend their own school, or with people they have never met in person! While boys and girls are equally likely to say their accounts are public, boys are significantly more likely than girls to say that they don’t know (21% of boys who have Twitter accounts report this, compared with 5% of girls) DELETE 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 19% have posted updates, comments, photos, or videos that they later regretted sharing 74% of teen social media users have deleted people from their network or friends’list 58% have blocked people on social media sites 60% of teen Facebook users keep their profiles private, and most report high levels of confidence in their ability to manage their settings More than half (56%) of teen Facebook users say it’s “not difficult at all”to manage the privacy controls on their Facebook profile, while one in three (33%) say it’s “not too difficult” Only 5% of teen Facebook users say they limit what their parents can see. MANAGE Among teens who have a Facebook account, only 18% say that they limit what certain friends can see on their profile. The vast majority (81%) say that all of their friends see the same thing on their profile !! High-risk behavior for teens using social media KEEP IT PRIVATE For more information about how to protect your kids online, visit: For more information about how to protect your kids online, visit: Users Weigh In in the FROM 66% IN 2010 FROM 48% IN 2010 percent of people who worry about what companies monitor online 57 91%of users express some level of concern about their privacy online due to companies that can track online behavior 48%are wary of their privacy when shopping online FROM 38% IN 2010 are concerned the government monitors their internet use 43% are very to extremely concerned about their privacy on social networking websites68% OVER have had their privacy violated online