Survey: Teens taking steps to protect mobile privacy
Posted at: 08/23/2013 9:10 AM
Parents may be relieved to find out that a new survey suggests teens are taking steps to protect their mobile privacy.
According to a new report from the Pew Research Center and Harvard's Berkman Center, teens are concerned about which apps they are downloading.
The report found that 58-percent of all U.S. teens have downloaded apps to their cell phone or tablet. More than half of those teens have avoided certain apps due to privacy concerns and more than a quarter have un-installed an app because they found out it was collecting personal information.
Also, 46-percent of teenage app users, especially teen girls, turned off location tracking features because they were worried about others' access to their information.
Overall, 82-percent of teens either own a cell phone or a tablet.