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Teens Want Privacy, Too

Teens Want Privacy, Too

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center, “Where Teens Seek Online Privacy Advice,” found that many teens ages 12-17 report that they generally draw on their own wits, observations, and knowledge to manage their privacy online and on social media. At the same time, the survey found that, at some point, 70% of teen Internet users have asked for or sought out advice on managing their privacy online. Among teen Internet users:

42% have asked a friend or peer for advice on managing their privacy online

41% have asked a parent

37% have asked a sibling or cousin

13% have gone to a Web site for advice

9% have asked a teacher

3% have gone to some other person or resource