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 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.A typical teen’s My Space profile from 2006 was quite different in form and function from the 2006 version of Facebook as well as the Facebook profiles that have become a hallmark of teenage life today.Boys and girls and teens of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds are equally likely to say that they have set up their profile to include their location when they post.
For the five different types of personal information that we measured in both 20, each is significantly more likely to be shared by teen social media users on the profile they use most often.
Generally speaking, older teen social media users (ages 14-17), are more likely to share certain types of information on the profile they use most often when compared with younger teens (ages 12-13).
The stress of needing to manage their reputation on Facebook also contributes to the lack of enthusiasm.
Nevertheless, the site is still where a large amount of socializing takes place, and teens feel they need to stay on Facebook in order to not miss out.
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