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Study Shows Teens Mirror Adults’ Online Privacy Concerns

October 7, 2010: 04:09 AM EST

Teen’s high level of involvement with Facebook and other social media does not mitigate their concerns about online privacy. Despite Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s recent comment that “People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people," survey results indicate that over 85 percent of teens between 15 and 18 think social media and search engines should get permission before they gather information on people for marketing and sales purposes. In addition, most teens (92 percent) say they should be able to delete all of their personal information on the internet when they want.  The survey, conducted by Zogby, was sponsored by Washington privacy advocate, Common Sense Media. A similar study, involving adults, showed similar results.

Austin Carr, "Teens Want More Privacy Online Too ", Fast Company, October 07, 2010, © Mansueto Ventures LLC
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