Is social networking changing childhood?

ANITHA on September 02, 2009

Common Sense Media released results of an internet survey, “Is Social Networking Changing Childhood?

Common Sense Media released the results of a national poll of teens and parents on social networking behaviors. The poll, conducted by The Benenson Strategy Group, illustrated that kids increasingly connect with friends, classmates, and people with similar interests through social networks – and that parents are out of the loop.  According to the poll’s key findings, teens admit to many behaviors while using social networks:

-    22% of teens check social networking sites more than 10 times a day, while only 4% of parents believe kids are checking that much
-    28% have shared personal information that they normally wouldn’t have shared in public
-    25% have shared a profile with a false identity
-    39% have posted something they regretted