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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. These are among the key findings from a new report based on a survey of 802 teens that examines teens’ privacy management on social media sites: 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. In addition to the trend questions, we also asked five new questions about the profile teens use most often and found that among teen social media users:

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Social Networking Privacy Latest News/Events With New Policy Changes, Facebook Tracks Users Across the Web: Over the objections of consumer privacy organizations, Facebook has implemented policy changes that allow the company to track users across the web without consent. The Dutch data protection commissioner launched an investigation after the original announcement. This week the a German privacy agency announced a similar investigation. Last year, EPIC and a coalition of consumer privacy groups urged the FTC to halt Facebook's plan to collect web-browsing information from its users.

Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner When you engage positively you are exercising your rights and responsibilities as a digital citizen, and respecting the rights of others. Being aware of your own behaviour, respecting others and knowing how to take action to protect yourself means that you bring respect, integrity and ethical behaviour to your online interactions and discourage anti-social behaviours like trolling, bullying and harassment. When you are online: respect the rights of others to participate and have an opinion ask before tagging other people or posting photos report offensive or illegal content stand up and speak out about cyberbullying — protect your friends. don't respond to hurtful or nasty comments — block and report cyberbullying speak to your parents or trusted adult about upsetting online experiences report threats of violence to the police (collect the evidence to show them).

Facebook: Waste of Time? We’re constantly assessing the impact our of various marketing channels. One thing has become painfully clear: Facebook is not worth the time and effort. Today I’m going to tell you why we decided to stop wasting time on Facebook. Profile vs. Page To start, I have to be clear that my Facebook profile is great.

Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media Listen For kids and teens, social media is an essential part of their lives, much the way telephones were important to us at their age. About 90% of teens have used some form of social media and 75% have a profile on a social networking site, experts say. More than half of all American teens visit social networking sites every day. These numbers are way up from just a few years ago, and there's almost no chance of them ever coming down again. On What Facebook Knows – An Interview with the Man Behind Facebook’s Personal... Earlier this year, researchers from The University of Cambridge and Stanford University released a report which looked at how people’s Facebook activity could be used as an indicative measure of their psychological profile. What they found was pretty amazing – using the results of a 100 question psychological study, which had been completed by more than 86,000 participants through an app and mapped alongside their respective Facebook likes, the researchers developed a system which could then, based on Facebook activity alone, determine a person’s psychological make-up more accurately than their friends, their family – better even than their partners. The research was widely reported with headlines like “Facebook Knows You Better Than Your Therapist”, stoking the coals of ongoing debates about internet privacy and the all-knowing power held by Facebook.

Helping Your Kids Understand Social Media Privacy Settings - Sue Scheff BlogSue Scheff Blog Our kids are growing up in an age when sharing is ubiquitous and encouraged. But kids aren’t born understanding how to manage social media privacy settings or why it’s important to do so. It’s up to us as parents to guide them, just the same as teaching them how to cross the street or to stay away from strangers.

What is Kiddle? The 'child-friendly' search engine which returns some worrying results A new website called has launched promising a child-friendly search engine for kids browsing the internet. But the new tool appears to have caused some confusion and concerns among users. A number of news outlets have reported the search engine site is an official Google spin-off looking to cater to young internet users.

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