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Teens, Social Media, and Privacy

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy
Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Teens share a wide range of information about themselves on social media sites; indeed the sites themselves are designed to encourage the sharing of information and the expansion of networks. However, few teens embrace a fully public approach to social media. Instead, they take an array of steps to restrict and prune their profiles, and their patterns of reputation management on social media vary greatly according to their gender and network size. Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they did in the past. Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they did in the past. Teens are increasingly sharing personal information on social media sites, a trend that is likely driven by the evolution of the platforms teens use as well as changing norms around sharing. Older teens who are social media users more frequently share: Public accounts are the norm for teen Twitter users.

danah boyd | apophenia Like everyone who cares about Crisis Text Line and the people we serve, I have spent the last few days reflecting on recent critiques about the organization’s practices. Having spent my career thinking about and grappling with tech ethics and privacy issues, I knew that – had I not been privy to the details and context that I know – I would be outraged by what folks heard this weekend. I would be doing what many of my friends and colleagues are doing, voicing anger and disgust. But as a founding board member of Crisis Text Line, who served as board chair from June 2020 until the beginning of January 2021, I also have additional information that shaped how I thought about these matters and informed my actions and votes over the last eight years. As a director, I am currently working with others on the board and in the organization to chart a path forward. Texters come to us in their darkest moments. First: Why data? Storing data immediately prompted three key questions: I’m a scholar. 1.

Pew: 94% Of Teenagers Use Facebook, Have 425 Facebook Friends Teenagers use Facebook by far more than any other social media site and have over 400 friends on it. But Twitter and Instagram have massively increased their usage in the past year, according to a new survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, together with Harvard’s Berkman Center. The new report covers US teens and social media. There are an enormous number of findings in the document, which was compiled using both surveys and focus groups. According to the report, 95 percent of teens (12 – 17) use the internet and 81 percent of them use social media sites. Twitter and Instagram are far behind Facebook, but both have made impressive gains. Only 5 percent of teens say they use Tumblr; only 3% use Google+. The size of teens’ Facebook networks is pretty evenly distributed. The more Facebook friends in their networks, the more active teens tend to be. In the document Pew compares teen social media attitudes and usage in 2006 to 2012.

10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints Building a digital legacy is an issue I believe doesn’t garner enough attention in our personal and professional lives. In fact, some of the heaviest users of online tools and social media, are our young students, who are growing up as a generation of visual learners and visual attention seekers. This is in fact the Facebook and YouTube generation, and the reality is that many teens are unconcerned about the dangers of sharing personal information online. A highly respected education advocate, Kevin Honeycutt, once asked me if any of us from our generation (GenX and before), had ever made a mistake in puberty. He then asked if our mistakes are “Googleable.” The reality is that our mistakes from puberty are not “Googleable”. With that in mind, I have developed some important facts and opinions that our students should be completely aware of as they live in their digital world, creating digital footprints along the way. 1.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) Good luck!

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Overview Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-parties (such as businesses or advertisers) accessing their data; just 9% say they are “very” concerned. Interactive feature: Sharing Information on Social Media Interactive feature: Teens on Facebook: What They Share with Friends Infographic: Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Infographic: What teens share on social media Infographic: Teens: Median number of Facebook friends Focus group highlights: What teens said about social media, privacy, and online identity Key findings include: Teens are sharing more information about themselves on their social media profiles than they did when we last surveyed in 2006: About the Survey

Workforce requirements of college grads A National Survey of Business and Non Profit Leaders Overview and Key Findings Especially since the recent economic downturn and in light of the increasingly competitive global economy, employers express concerns about whether the U.S. is producing enough college graduates and whether they have the skills, knowledge, and personal responsibility to contribute to a changing workplace and help companies and organizations succeed and grow. This report provides a detailed analysis of employers’ priorities for the kinds of learning today’s college students need to succeed in this innovation-fueled economy. It also reports on changes in educational and assessment practices that employers recommend. This report is part of a series on surveys and focus groups that the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has commissioned since 2005, when it began its national initiative, Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP). Innovation a Priority Cross-Cutting Capacities vs.

Online Predators | Family Safe Computers Online Predators Sexual predators do exist and are a very real threat. They target both boys and girls of all ages and use the anonymity of the Internet to their advantage since they can be whomever they want. Many are master manipulators with skills that can cripple any child's sense of awareness. This is known as the grooming process and predators look for children that are more technically savvy than their parents. They look for children that are emotionally vulnerable which can be related to personal issues derived from problems at school or home. With the presence of searchable user profiles when using Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms, as well as Social Networking profiles and even video hosting sites like YouTube, predators can easily find information about potential victims since many naive children reveal personal information with no regard for safety. The Internet is a worldwide network that stretches far beyond the grasp of the US judicial system. Predator Grooming *Disclaimer*

FFIEC issues social media guidance:social media channels present privacy compliance challenges If you are using social media to attract and interact with customers, you should review the recent supervisory guidance from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). The guidance, titled “Social Media: Consumer Compliance Risk Management Guidance,” (“Guidance”) was released on December 11, 2013, and was immediately effective. The Guidance applies to all banks, savings associations, and credit unions and to all nonbank entities supervised by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Among other things, the Guidance reminds financial institutions that the existing privacy rules have a “particular relevance” in the social media space. The Guidance identifies certain key issues that all financial institutions need to incorporate into their social media compliance programs, including the following: Risk Management The Guidance reminds financial institutions that they should include social media issues in their overall risk management programs. Vendor Management

Crowdfunding Market Grows 81% in 2012: Crowdfunding Platforms Raise $2.7 Billion and... -- LOS ANGELES, April 8 LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Crowdfunding is accelerating at an unprecedented rate and impacting government policy, informing enterprise innovation, and changing the role of financial institutions around the world. Today, massolution®, a research firm specializing in the crowdsourcing and crowdfunding industries, released its annual 2013CF - Crowdfunding Industry Report. After collecting data from 308 active crowdfunding platforms (CFPs) worldwide and undertaking significant further research, the results reveal that CFPs raised $2.7 billion in 2012 – an 81% increase over 2011 – and successfully funded more than one million campaigns. North America and Europe account for over 95% of the total market. (Logo: Growth Rates By Region Although crowdfunding offers a growing number of countries opportunities to access funds, North America and Europe raised much more capital than platforms in other regions. Growth Rates By Models