Teen, on determining the quality of an app before downloading it to his/her cell phone/tablet.
Did you know: 78% of teens have a cell phone & 23% have a tablet. 58% of all teens have downloaded apps to their cell or tablet.
Teens have embraced app downloading. But many teen apps users have taken steps to uninstall or avoid apps over concern about their privacy. New report out today: http://pewrsr.ch/14ZycuB
One focus group participant in our new report captured a primary reason that parents, teachers, and other adults are not seen as a go-to resource for information about Internet privacy.
Full report: http://pewrsr.ch/18sF4EI
Teen, on friending teachers and preachers.
Along with The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, we conducted focus groups with teenagers in a variety of locales. Here’s a list of some of the most revealing and interesting comments about how teens think about social networking sites and how they navigate issues of identity and privacy. http://pewrsr.ch/10LRth9
Have you ever uninstalled or avoided an app due to concerns about too much personal information being shared? More than half of app users have.
- 54% of app users have decided to not install a cell phone app once they discovered how much personal information they would need to share in order to use it
- 30% of app users have uninstalled an app that was already on their cell phone because they learned it was collecting personal information that they didn’t wish to share
In addition, nearly one third of cell owners have had their cell phone lost or stolen (particularly those ages 18-24), while 1 in 10 have had someone access their phone in a way that they felt invaded their privacy.
Check out the data:
In our February 2012 survey, we included several questions asking how respondents feel about search engines and other websites collecting information about them and using it to either shape their search results or target advertising to them. While users are more satisfied than ever with the quality of search results, clear majorities of internet and search users disapprove of sites collecting personal info and online targeted advertising.
Read more in our new report, out today: Search Engine Use 2012