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Teegers not aware of privacy risks on social media

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New York, March 18: Most teegers upload persol information on the social media networks like Facebook without considering the risks involved, says a study. Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University found that they were not really thinking at all while posting private pictures or information, or at least were not thinking like most adults do. What our model suggests is that teegers do not think this way - they disclose and then evaluate the consequences. “Adults often find this very difficult to understand and paradoxical because they are so used to considering possible risks of disclosing information online first and then taking the necessary precautions, based on those concerns,” said Haiyan Jia, post-doctoral scholar in information sciences and technology. “The process is more experiential in ture for teegers,” Jia added. For the study, the researchers used data from the Pew Research Centre’s 2012 “Teens and Privacy Magement Survey”. (IANS)

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