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Teens and Online Privacy
The progress of technology has significantly changed the way of communication between people. Modern society is difficult to imagine without the Internet and social networks, and such involvement in the virtual space has led to the creation of a number of additional privacy settings that allow users to regulate the availability of their profile information to other. One of the most active users are teenagers. The aim of this work is to reveal what factors influence the level of online privacy among teens. A quantitative study was conducted using an open data set provided by the Pew Research Center with the American Life Project. The sample included 802 parent-child pairs, data were collected by telephone interview in 2012. Hypotheses that were tested in this study were basically confirmed, as demonstrated in the conclusions of the study. Gender similarities and differences in kinds of information that teenagers publish about themselves were identified. In addition to personal factors, it has been studied how parents influence on the level of privacy of their child.