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Online behavior: posting risky information to SNS 2013

This statistic presents the percentage of US youths aged 13 to 23 who had posted risky information on social networking sites and the percentage of parents who are aware of the risky information that their children posted as of April 2013. During an online study, it was found that 24 percent of youths in the United States had posted risky photos on social networking sites. In contrast, only 8 percent of parents were aware that their child had done so.

Share of U.S. youths who post risky info to social networking sites and parent awareness 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

794 youth and 850 parents

Age group

13 to 23 years

Special properties

Young people aged 13-23 and parents with kids aged 13-23 (not necessarily related)

Method of interview

Online interview

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