Online behavior: posting risky information 2013

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

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.
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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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Youths who admit to posting info onlineParents who are aware of youth posting info online
Any of the listed info86%69%
A photo of yourself66%49%
The name of your school49%31%
Email address50%17%
Intimate/personal details (SSN, who you date, etc)32%12%
Phone number (home, cell, etc)32%10%
IM username22%8%
Parent's or guardian's name17%8%
A description of what you look like16%7%
Home address11%5%
Youths who admit to posting info onlineParents who are aware of youth posting info online
Any of the listed info86%69%
A photo of yourself66%49%
The name of your school49%31%
Email address50%17%
Intimate/personal details (SSN, who you date, etc)32%12%
Phone number (home, cell, etc)32%10%
IM username22%8%
Parent's or guardian's name17%8%
A description of what you look like16%7%
Home address11%5%
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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.
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