Tween boys social media savvy despite age

Sat 01 August 15

Nearly three quarters of tween boys use social media, according to latest research. Despite age restrictions on most social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, banning users under 13 years of age, more than a third of boys aged 8-12 admitted having active accounts. The research, Intel Security’s Teens, Tweens and Technology Study, highlighted an increased complacency around tween boys social media use. Parents surveyed were more willing to let their sons use social media without any parental monitoring, with 75 per cent of those surveyed engaging in their son’s online behavior compared to 91 per cent in 2014. The study wrote: “this reinforces the need for parent-child conversations in order to help children remain vigilant about maintaining safe digital lives.” Nearly Click here to continue reading.

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