Percent Of Private Teen Twitter Users, 2012 [CHART]

Chart - Percent Of Private Teen Twitter Users

Teens who have Twitter accounts generally report that their accounts are public; 64% of teen Twitter users say that their tweets are public, while 24% say their tweets are private. It is also notable that 12% of teens with Twitter accounts say that they “don’t know” if their tweets are public or private. The number of teen Twitter account owners is too small to report significant differences in privacy settings across various racial and socioeconomic groups. However, while boys and girls are equally likely to say their accounts are public, boys are significantly more likely than girls to say that they don’t know (21% of boys who have Twitter accounts report this, compared with 5% of girls). Read the rest at Pew Internet and American Life Project.