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Teen Identity Theft PDF Print E-mail

Fraud, Security, and Steps Teens Are Taking To Protect Themselves Online

Young people are increasingly concerned about the privacy of their personal information online and that their identities can be stolen through their use of social media, according to a new report released by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) on November 6, 2013. The report was conducted by Hart Research Associates and supported by Google and Symantec. It included two focus groups and a nationwide online survey conducted in October among 558 teens ages 13 to 17 who access the Internet.

 

acrobat-big Teen Identity Theft - Full Report (PDF)
acrobat-big Teen Identity Theft - Research Overview (PDF)
acrobat-big Teen Identity Theft - PowerPoint (PDF)

 

 

 
The Online Generation Gap PDF Print E-mail

Contrasting attitudes and behaviors of parents and teens

On November 14, 2012, the Family Online Safety Institute released a new study conducted by Hart Research Associates and supported by Microsoft and Google. This research explores the online generation gap between parents and teens. The objective of this research is to better understand behaviors and attitudes toward online safety and learn about the actions parents and teens are taking to stay safe online.

 

acrobat-big The Online Generation Gap Executive Summary (PDF)
acrobat-big The Online Generation Gap Research Full Report (PDF)
acrobat-big The Online Generation Gap Research PowerPoint (PDF)

 

 

 
Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites PDF Print E-mail

How American teens navigate the new world of "digital citizenship"

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project released a new study on November 9, 2011 at FOSI’s Annual Conference. "Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites" was conducted by the Pew Internet Project in partnership with FOSI and with the support of Cable in the Classroom. This study explores the unique issues teens face when using social networking sites as well as where they turn to receive advice about how to use the Internet safely and responsibly.

 

acrobat-big Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites (PDF)
acrobat-big Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites, Executive Summary (PDF)

For more information visit the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project at:
http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Teens-and-social-media.aspx

 

 
Who Needs Parental Controls? PDF Print E-mail

A Survey Of Awareness, Attitudes, And Use Of Online Parental Controls

Findings From A National Survey Among Parents

FOSI believes that a grounding in facts is necessary for proper initiatives, legislation and development of best practices. For our new research initiatives, the Institute will be partnering with renowned research groups to obtain information on the latest trends and behaviors of children online. By doing this, we hope to achieve a basis of evidence on which further projects will be based.

The Institute has high hopes for a future in research that will cover a wide variety of topics, and is thrilled to have worked with Hart Research Associates on our first piece of data, Who Needs Parental Controls? The project would not have been possible without the support of its sponsors, AT&T, Google, Microsoft and Verizon.

Please see below for the Executive Summary and full report, and stay tuned for upcoming features.

 

acrobat-big Who Needs Parental Controls, Final Report (PDF)
acrobat-big Who Needs Parental Controls, Executive Summary (PDF)
acrobat-big Using Parental Controls? You're not alone. (Infographic PDF)
powerpoint Who Needs Parental Controls, Slide Deck (PowerPoint PPT)
 

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