Social media and privacy for teenagers

Millions of kids every day are using social media being it Facebook, Twitter etc, they could be using for school work, or just personal use to stay connect with friends. But how much do you really know about your teenager’s online activities?

A very important and thought through Infographic below by uknowkids delves into social media and privacy for teenagers.

The difference between 2006 and 2012 when it comes to social media websites are rather interesting. In 2006 79% teens posted a photo of themselves, but in 2012 the number jumped to 91%. Even though the dates are between 2006 and 2012 on this infographic it still shows a massive increase into the way teens use social media etc.

The difference between 2006 and 2012 when posting their school names on social media the stats were 49% increasing to 71%, 61% to 71% for those posting the city where they live, 29% (2006) to 53% (2012) of teens post their email addresses and there is no jump on the 20% when it comes to releasing their cell phone numbers.

How visible are your teens on Facebook? Well, 98% of Facebook-using teens are friends with people they know from school, 91% are friends with members of their extended family, 89% are connected to friends who do not attend the same school, 76% are Facebook friends with brothers and sisters. 70% are friends with their parents, a staggering 33% are Facebook friends with other people they have never met in person, 30% have teachers, celebrities, muscicians, and athletes in their Facebook network.

Please do read more about Twitters more usage and less privacy stats, and what teenagers have deleted and managed in the infographic below.

Teens, Social Media and Privacy #infographic

Social media and privacy for teenagers