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Amanda Lenhart presents nine major themes from the Project’s five-report series on Teens and Online Privacy. In a talk delivered to the Family Online Safety Institute’s annual conference on November 7th, Amanda examines youth’s social media diversification and sharing practices, privacy choices and the ways that youth concepts of privacy differ from adults.
9 Things You Need To Know About Teens, Technology, & Online Privacy
9 Things You Need To Know
About Teens, Technology &
Amanda Lenhart, Senior Researcher, Director of
Teens & Technology
Mary Madden, Senior Researcher
Pew Research Center
Family Online Safety Institute
November 7, 2013
About Pew Internet / Pew Research
• Part of the Pew Research Center, a non-partisan “fact tank” in
• Studies how people use digital technologies
• Does not promote specific technologies or make policy
• Data for this talk is from nationally representative telephone
surveys of U.S. adults and teens (on landlines and cell phones)
9-minute presentation version: We’re
the public opinion, “just the facts”,
non-advocacy, non-policy part of the
1 Teens’ internet use is becoming increasingly
• 95% of teens use the internet.
• About three in four (74%) teens ages 12-17 are “mobile
internet users” who say they access the internet on cell
phones, tablets, and other mobile devices at least
• 37% of all U.S. teens own smartphones, up from just 23%
• One in four teens are “cell-mostly” internet users. Among
teen smartphone owners, half are cell-mostly.
• 58% of all teens have downloaded apps to their cell phone
or tablet computer.
2 Teens are diversifying their social media
Teen and adult use of SNS + Twitter — change over time
3 Teens (like adults) are sharing more info about
Social media profiles: What teens post — 2006 vs. 2012
Photo of yourself School name or town where you Email Address Cell phone number
4 Privacy norms vary by platform.
Facebook privacy settings
Tweets: Public or private?
Among teen Facebook users
Among teen Twitter users
5 Network size + composition matter in
• The typical (median) teen Facebook user has 300 friends.
• Teens with the largest FB networks (601+ friends) are:
• More frequent users of the site
• Have profiles on a wider range of other social media
• More likely to be FB friends with teachers + coaches
• More likely to be FB friends with people they have not
met in person
6 For teens, managing their “social privacy”
online is paramount.
Lots of time and energy is devoted to reputation and
74% of teen social media users have deleted people from their network.
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.
31% have deleted or deactivated an entire profile or account.
19% have posted updates, comments, photos, or videos that they later
Advertisers + other third-parties are not top
of mind for teens.
• 9% of teen social media users
say they are “very” concerned
that some of the information
they share on social
networking sites might be
accessed by third parties like
advertisers or businesses
without their knowledge.
• Focus group findings suggest
that some teens have mixed
feelings and varying levels of
awareness about advertising
Parents of online teens express a wide range
81% are concerned about how much information
advertisers can learn about their child’s online
72% are concerned about how their child interacts
online with people they do not know.
70% are concerned that their child’s online activity
might affect their future academic or employment
69% are concerned about the way their child
manages their reputation online.
Teens are turning to peers and parents for
70% of teen internet users have asked for or sought out advice on
managing their privacy online.
• 42% have asked a friend or peer for advice on managing their
• 41% have asked a parent
• 37% have asked a sibling or cousin
• 13% have gone to a website for advice
• 9% have asked a teacher
• 3% have gone to some other person or resource
Senior Researcher, Director of Teens &
Pew Research Center’s Internet Project