by Beth Bacon
51% of teens have avoided apps due to privacy concerns.
These days, it’s hard to find a teen anywhere in the United States who’s not holding a digital device—mobile phone or tablet—in their hand. With the ubiquity of mobile devices and the abundance of free and low-cost apps, teens are adding new software into their handhelds more than ever before.
58% of all teens have downloaded apps to their cell phone or tablet computers. At the same time, teens are concerned about privacy breaches that may go along with these apps. In a new survey of U.S. teens ages 12-17, the Pew Internet and American Life Project finds teens taking measures to protect their personal privacy on their digital devices.
Teens are adept at avoiding apps with tracking features and disabling location-tracking software on their mobile devices.
51% of teen apps users have avoided certain apps due to privacy concerns.
46% of teen apps users have turned off location tracking features on their cell phone or in an app because they were worried about the privacy of their information.
26% of teen apps users have uninstalled an app because they learned it was collecting personal information that they didn’t wish to share.
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