Parents Say Social Networks Don't Protect Children's Privacy

Three of four parents don't believe social networks are doing a good enough job of protecting the privacy of their children who use those networks, according to a new survey by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit group that focuses on how media and technology affect families. The study also found that 92 percent of parents are concerned their children share too much information about themselves online. A related survey of teenagers, meanwhile, found that 79 percent feel their friends share too much information about themselves, and 85 percent believe search engines and social networks should have to get their permission before they use personal information about them to market products to them via advertising.

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