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dinsdag 19 april 2011

Widespread social networking by youth




Social Networking, Age and Privacy

Social networking sites (SNS) are popular among European children: 38% of 9-12 year olds and 77% of 13-16 year olds have a profile. Facebook is used by one third of 9-16 year old internet users. Age restrictions are only partially effective, although there are many differences by country and SNS. One in five 9-12 year olds have a Facebook profile,rising to over 4 in 10 in some countries.

The report also shows that:
- Younger children are more likely than older to have their profile ‘public’. A quarter of 9-12 year old SNS users have their profile ‘set to public’.
- Parental rules for SNS use, when applied, are partly effective, especially for younger children.
- A quarter of SNS users communicate online with people unconnected to their daily lives,
including one fifth of 9-12 year old SNS users.

- One fifth of children whose profile is public display their address and/or phone number,
twice as many as for those with private profiles.
- The features designed to protect children from other users if needed are not easily understood,
by many younger and some older children.




35 opmerkingen:

  1. Doesn't surprise me at all. I bet most of those kids are more computer literate than i am.

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  2. When I was that age I only used MSN Messenger. Good old times...

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  3. oh god, what do 9 year olds even do on facebook?

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  4. Facebook is still gaining popularity.

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  5. darn kids and their social networks! whippersnappers are up to no good I tells ya!

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  6. I knew it would be high but never by that much!

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  7. That's too young, kids should be playing outside, not on facebook!

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  8. wow, that is amazing. I wish I had this stuff when I was that young!

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  9. I find this kind of disturbing. When I was 9 years old, we were actually playing outside. Cellphones were something new and almost nobody had them... The kids of today xD

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  10. It's a shame our young generation is spending time on facebook while they should be playing outside. I'm glad I only had my facebook with 12 years old but only started using it with 15.

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  11. i thought there was an minimum age for facebook.

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  12. facebook hater here! never had and never will!

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  13. i had a childhood before the internet. i win

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  14. Why young people? YOU ARE OUR FUTURE

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  15. Those darn kids. They need to get off my internet!

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  16. wow... makes me feel like i shouldnt be on the internet so much! but i cant help ittt!!!!! :(((

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  17. That's actually a bit of a worry, aren't profiles defaulted to private? Why would they change it!?

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  18. too many kids on the net. too many weirdos out there.

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  19. no wonder it is so easy for some of the online predators.

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  20. minimum age for facebook is 13...

    but we all know how "secure" age restrictions are on the internet...

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  21. A lot of old people also have their profile publicly display home adress and phone nr

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  22. Parents watch out for this stuff, right? Right?

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