“Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends. Most teen social media users say they aren’t very concerned about third-party access to their data.”
This quote and the graph below are from a Pew Research Center Study, Teens, Social Media, and Privacy. It reports the findings of a 2012 survey of U.S. teens ages 12-17 and their parents. It is a portrait of how teens manage issues like privacy, manipulation, and safety online and how these issues are perceived by teens and their parents. It is no surprise that parents have many more concerns than their teenage children.
Social media literacy implies understanding the use of web-based and mobile technologies to create dialog. It also implies that we understand the risks that accompany these online ventures.
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” —Thomas Merton