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Teens & Online Dangers

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 10:04 am in Technology & Video Games, Teens.

online Teens and privacy? What privacy? According to a new Harris Interactive teen survey released yesterday, teens have few qualms about disclosing their physical location (69% of the teens said they had), or chatting with strangers (28%) and divulging their e-mail address (24%), image (18%) or cell phone number (12%). The survey, which was commissioned by McAfee, studied 955 U.S. teens between ages 13 and 17 – and it’s “a wake-up call,” says Tracy Mooney, McAfee Chief Cyber Security Mom (yes, that’s her official job title).

We’ve talked a lot about the need for parents to talk with their kids about online safety and privacy issues. Consider this yet another reminder…

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