What Do Teens Share On Social Media (And How Are They Managing Their Privacy)? [STUDY]

Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past but are also more proactively taking steps to better manage their privacy, reveals the latest report from Pew Internet.

In their Teens, Social Media, and Privacy analysis, Pew discovered that while 91 percent of teens have shared a photo of themselves, 53 percent have posted their email address and one in five (20 percent) have shared their cellphone number on a social networking site, 60 percent of Facebook-using teens have their profiles set to display to only friends and family, and almost one-quarter (24 percent) have a protected profile on Twitter.

However, a third of teens said that they have friended people on Facebook that they do not know in person, and 14 percent have a completely public profile on that social network. Check the visual below for a detailed overview of Pew’s findings.

(Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project. Teen image via Shutterstock.)