A new study on teenager use of social media suggests they’re not too concerned about who sees what they’re posting. In this report, the Pew Research Center notes that most teenagers feel comfortable adjusting privacy settings, but many of them still have completely public Facebook pages.
I wasn’t surprised that 91 percent of American teenagers post a photo of themselves on social networks, but a whopping 53 percent of them post their email address. Most concerning – 20 percent of teenagers post their cell phone number on their most frequent social network! That’s something I don’t even do.
These are important privacy issues for parents – but also for teachers and law enforcement agencies. What are your kids doing online?
Kristy is known as “GovGirl” in the government technology industry. She is a former city government web manager who has a passion for social media, technology and the lighter side of government life. Kristy is the CEO of Government Social Media.