The Resource Teens, privacy & online social networks : how teens manage their online identities and personal information in the age of MySpace, Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden, (electronic resource)

Teens, privacy & online social networks : how teens manage their online identities and personal information in the age of MySpace, Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden, (electronic resource)

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Teens, privacy & online social networks : how teens manage their online identities and personal information in the age of MySpace
Title
Teens, privacy & online social networks
Title remainder
how teens manage their online identities and personal information in the age of MySpace
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden
Title variation
Teens, privacy and online social networks
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Language
eng
Summary
Online social networks are spaces on the Internet where users can create a profile and connect that profile to others to create a personal network. Social network users post content to their profiles and use tools embedded within social networking websites to contact other users. Young adults and teenagers are among the most avid users of such websites. Much of the media coverage surrounding young people and online social networks has focused on the personal information teens make available on these networks. Are they sharing information that will harm their future college or job prospects? Or worse, are they sharing information that puts them at risk of victimization? A new survey and a series of focus groups conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project examines how teens understand their privacy through several lenses: by looking at the choices that teens make to share or not to share information online, by examining what they share, by probing for the context in which they share it and by asking teens for their own assessment of their vulnerability. For many online teens, particularly those with profiles, privacy and disclosure choices are made as they create and maintain social networking profiles. Of course, material shared in a profile is just one of many places where information is shared online -- but it provides a snapshot into the choices that teens make to share in a relatively public and persistent online environment. Further, we went on to examine the interactions teens have with people unknown to them on social networking sites, exploring the nature of new friendships created on the networks, as well as unwelcome, and some times uncomfortable or scary stranger contacts. Most teenagers are taking steps to protect themselves online from the most obvious areas of risk. The new survey shows that many youth actively manage their personal information as they perform a balancing act between keeping some important pieces of information confined to their network of trusted friends and, at the same time, participating in a new, exciting process of creating content for their profiles and making new friends. Most teens believe some information seems acceptable -- even desirable -- to share, while other information needs to be protected. Still, the survey also suggests that today's teens face potential risks associated with online life. Some 32% of online teenagers (and 43% of social-networking teens) have been contacted online by complete strangers and 17% of online teens (31% of social networking teens) have "friends" on their network profile who they have never personally met
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Lenhart, Amanda
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  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Madden, Mary
  • Pew Internet & American Life Project
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  • MySpace (Firm)
  • Facebook (Firm)
  • Teenagers
  • Youth
  • Privacy
  • Online identities
  • Online social networks
  • Social networks
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Teens, privacy & online social networks : how teens manage their online identities and personal information in the age of MySpace, Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • "April 18, 2007."
  • Title taken from title screen (viewed May 3, 2007)
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
123959400
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1 online resource (ix, 45 pages)
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electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)123959400
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
Teens, privacy & online social networks : how teens manage their online identities and personal information in the age of MySpace, Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "April 18, 2007."
  • Title taken from title screen (viewed May 3, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
123959400
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 45 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123959400
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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