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Your average teen is on social media constantly, and according to a new study, she may be publicly sharing on Facebook and Twitter with little regard for the consequences.
At any instant, your child may be sharing her thoughts, her GPS location, and even her phone number to "friends" and followers, researchers at Harvard University found in a study conducted for the Pew Research Center.
But while teens may tend to share too much, they're also tweaking their social media habits just a bit, the study found.
Study: Increased Teen Tweeting
Researchers found that teens are increasingly migrating away from Facebook and toward Twitter. One of the reasons: Too many adults on Facebook, the Associated Press reports.
What may be particularly unnerving for parents is that more than half of teens on Twitter do not keep their tweets private, they broadcast their tweets publicly.
Even more worrying is that 9 out of 10 teens have posted a pic of themselves on a social media site, and 1 out of 5 teens publicly display their phone number on their profile.
As we've blogged about many times before, sharing this much personal information publicly can be dangerous. Here are a few of the possible ramifications you may want to warn your teen about:
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.