TEENS ON THE WEB

A survey by Harris Interactive for McAfee, asked 955 American teens (including 593 aged 13-15 and 362 aged 16-17) about their attitudes on Internet privacy.

  • 69 percent freely divulged their physical location.
  • 28 percent chatted with strangers.

Of those who chatted with strangers:

  • 43 percent shared their first name.
  • 24 percent shared their email address.
  • 18 percent posted photos of themselves.
  • 12 percent posted their cell phone number.

A nice book on this topic is “A Smart Girl’s Guide to the Internet: How to Connect with Friends, Find what you Need and Stay Safe Online.” It has quizzes and lots of cartoons for easy reading. Get it at AmericanGirl.com or here for $10.

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