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Teens largely self-reliant when it comes to online privacy

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
August 16th, 2013

Girls are more likely to ask for help with online privacy.

In the age of social media, online privacy concerns are a consistent issue. A new survey reveals where teenagers, who often don’t realize the impact a digital footprint can have on college and career aspirations, turn for online privacy advice.

Most teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 said they rely on their own judgment to manage their own online privacy when using social media, but the majority of teens surveyed (70 percent) said they have asked friends (42 percent), parents (41 percent), or a sibling or cousin (37 percent) for help.

(Next page: What groups are most likely to ask for online privacy advice?)