Nearly Half of Teen Internet Users Have Lied About Their Age
Social networking is more popular than ever — that’s why many teens want to get in on the action and will even lie about their age to do so. According to a recent study, 44% of teens have lied about how old they are online to access sites with age restrictions.
More than three-quarters of today’s teens (76%) ages 12 to 17 use social networks. This ZoneAlarm infographic takes a look at just what teens are doing online and finds, among other things, that they are not being nice.
Some 20% of teens say that people are mostly unkind on social media, compared to just 5% of adults who would say the same. In contrast, 69% of teens and 85% of adults believe people are mostly kind.
Between boys and girls in that group, 26% of girls and 14% of boys say that people online are mostly unkind. Overall, 88% of social media users say they have witnessed unkind behavior at least once.
As posted on Mashable.com.