Online behavior: posting risky information 2013, by age group

This statistic presents the percentage of US youths who admit to posting certain personal information online as of April 2013, divided by age group. During an online study, it was found that 80 percent of youths in the United States aged 18 to 23 admitted to posting a picture of themselves online. In contrast, only 49 percent of youths aged 10 to 12 had posted a picture of themselves on the internet.

Share of U.S. youths who post particular personal details online as of April 2013, by age group

Age group10-1213-1718-23
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Release date

May 2013


United States

Survey time period

April 3 to April 15, 2013

Number of respondents

Youth 10-12 n=351, youth 13-17 n=386, youth 18-23 n=436

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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