Social Networking: An Introduction
Did You Know?
- 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online and 80% of those online teens are users of social media sites.1
- Nearly two-thirds (63%) of teens with profiles on social networks believe that a motivated person could eventually identify them from the information they publicly provide on their profiles.2 Learn more about keeping kids safe online >
- Nearly 54% of the selected profiles revealed details about risky sexual lifestyles, drug addictions and violent encounters with peers.3 Learn more about high risk teen behaviors >
1. Lenhart, Amanda; Purcell, Kristen; Madden, Mary; Smith, Aaron Kathryn, “How American Teens Navigate the World of Digital Citizenship.” Pew Internet & American Life Project (2011).
2. Amanda Lenhart and Mary Madden, “Teens, Privacy and Online Social Networks,” Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2007/Teens-Privacy-and-Online-Social-....
3. Megan Moreno and others, “Display of Health Risk Behaviors on MySpace by Adolescents” and “Reducing At-Risk Adolescents’ Display of Risk Behavior on a Social Networking Web Site,” Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine 163, no. 1 (2009): 27-41.
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