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Study: Teens Limit Personal Profile Info


Worried your younger sibling or child is revealing a little too much online? Apparently all the hype about kids putting too much personal information online and making them susceptible to online predators may just be, well, hype.

According to the Associated Press, teens often share their first names and photos on their personal online profiles, but most keep their full names under wraps and generally keep their profiles private.

The Pew Internet and American Life Project study found that two-thirds of teens with profiles on blogs or social-networking sites have restricted access to their profiles in some fashion, such as by requiring passwords or making them available only to friends on an approved list.

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