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Online behavior: posting risky information 2013

This statistic presents the percentage of US youths who admit to posting personal information online and the percentage of parents who are aware of their child posting that information as of April 2013. During an online study, it was found that 66 percent of youths in the United States admitted to posting a picture of themselves online. In contrast, only 49 percent of parents were aware that their child had posted a picture of themself on the internet.

Share of U.S. youths who post particular personal details online and share of parents who are aware as of April 2013

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Release date

May 2013


United States

Survey time period

April 3 to April 15, 2013

Number of respondents

1,173 youth and 1,301 parents, total n = 2,474

Age group

10 to 23 years

Special properties

Young people aged 10-23 and parents with kids aged 10-23 (not necessarily related)

Method of interview

Online interview

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