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Your Kids on Social Media

Seems like everyone's social networking these days. Henry Jenkins, a leading scholar in comparative media studies who currently teaches at USC, has some advice for parents who haven't signed up yet.

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YOUR KIDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  • By the end of 2007, 64% of online teenagers ages 12 to 17 engaged in at least one type of content creation, up from 57% of online teens in 2004. - Pew Research Center, December 2007
  • 75% of online adults ages 18 to 24 have a profile on a social network site; 83% have those profiles on multiple sites. - Pew Research Center, January 2009

posted February 2, 2010

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