17 Feb '11, 9am

Youths not concerned about online privacy: survey

Youths not concerned about online privacy: survey

SINGAPORE : A recent survey has found that online privacy in social networking sites is not a concern for youths, and that a majority have experienced cyber-bullying. The survey, conducted by students from Singapore Polytechnic, involved 800 youths aged between 18 and 35. The top three social networking sites visited by youths are Facebook, MSN Messenger and video-sharing sites like YouTube. The majority of youths spend between two and five hours on these sites everyday. The survey indicated that youths are compromising their privacy because they reveal genuine information online. Close to 95 per cent reveal their gender and name, while 74.3 per cent show photos of themselves. Meanwhile, 67.5 per cent have never changed their passwords. Some of the reasons cited were that they were too lazy to do so, and saw no danger in not changing them. In addition, youths are more open...

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