U.S. teenagers' methods for hiding online activities from parents 2012

Most common ways that teenagers hide their online activities from parents in the United States in 2012

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jun 25, 2012
U.S. teenagers' methods for hiding online activities from parents 2012 This statistic shows teenagers responses to a survey question about how they typically hid their online activities from their parents. 53 percent of teen survey respondents said that they would clear the browser history after use.
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Most common ways that teenagers hide their online activities from parents in the United States in 2012

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Share of teens
Clearing the browser history53%
Close/minimize browser when parents walk in46%
Hide or delete IMs or videos34%
Lie or omit details about online activities23%
Use a computer your parents don't check23%
Use an internet-enabled mobile device21%
Use privacy settings to make certain content viewable only by friends20%
Use private browsing modes20%
Create private email address that parents don't know15%
Create duplicate/fake social network profiles9%
Share of teens
Clearing the browser history53%
Close/minimize browser when parents walk in46%
Hide or delete IMs or videos34%
Lie or omit details about online activities23%
Use a computer your parents don't check23%
Use an internet-enabled mobile device21%
Use privacy settings to make certain content viewable only by friends20%
Use private browsing modes20%
Create private email address that parents don't know15%
Create duplicate/fake social network profiles9%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jun 25, 2012
This statistic shows teenagers responses to a survey question about how they typically hid their online activities from their parents. 53 percent of teen survey respondents said that they would clear the browser history after use.
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