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Privacy protection behavior of adolescents: a comparison between social network and networking sites

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As social networking on the Internet has become an immersive and pervasive activity for adolescents to communicate and interact, traditional considerations and expectations of information privacy have been drastically altered. Social Network Sites (SNS) and Social Networking Sites (SNnS) differ in how personal information of its users is treated and being encouraged to disclose. SNS are especially used to keep in touch with existing friends, while SNnS stimulate to meet people one has never met before. Given the increasing importance of online social networking, the current study sought to determine if adolescents’ privacy protection behavior (PPB) and the factors that predict this behavior differ between SNS and SNnS. We conducted a large-scale survey with a sample of 1250 adolescents in Belgium, ranging in age from 12 to 18 years. Results showed significant differences in adolescents’ PPB between SNS and SNnS, with SNS users disclose more personal information. The study also indicated that different factors predict adolescents’ PPB on SNS and SNnS.
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Parental Mediation, Privacy Protection Behavior, Netlog, Facebook, Social Networking Sites, Social Network Sites, Adolescents, Privacy

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Vanwynsberghe, Hadewijch, Cédric Courtois, and Pieter Verdegem. “Privacy Protection Behavior of Adolescents: a Comparison Between Social Network and Networking Sites.” Social Media : the Fourth Annual Transforming Audiences Conference, Abstracts. 2013. Print.
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Vanwynsberghe, H., Courtois, C., & Verdegem, P. (2013). Privacy protection behavior of adolescents: a comparison between social network and networking sites. Social Media : the Fourth Annual Transforming Audiences Conference, Abstracts. Presented at the Social Media : the Fourth Annual Transforming Audiences Conference.
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Vanwynsberghe, Hadewijch, Cédric Courtois, and Pieter Verdegem. 2013. “Privacy Protection Behavior of Adolescents: a Comparison Between Social Network and Networking Sites.” In Social Media : the Fourth Annual Transforming Audiences Conference, Abstracts.
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Vanwynsberghe, Hadewijch, Cédric Courtois, and Pieter Verdegem. 2013. “Privacy Protection Behavior of Adolescents: a Comparison Between Social Network and Networking Sites.” In Social Media : the Fourth Annual Transforming Audiences Conference, Abstracts.
Vancouver
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Vanwynsberghe H, Courtois C, Verdegem P. Privacy protection behavior of adolescents: a comparison between social network and networking sites. Social Media : the Fourth Annual Transforming Audiences Conference, Abstracts. 2013.
IEEE
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H. Vanwynsberghe, C. Courtois, and P. Verdegem, “Privacy protection behavior of adolescents: a comparison between social network and networking sites,” in Social Media : the Fourth Annual Transforming Audiences Conference, Abstracts, London, UK, 2013.
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  abstract     = {As social networking on the Internet has become an immersive and pervasive activity for adolescents to communicate and interact, traditional considerations and expectations of information privacy have been drastically altered. Social Network Sites (SNS) and Social Networking Sites (SNnS) differ in how personal information of its users is treated and being encouraged to disclose. SNS are especially used to keep in touch with existing friends, while SNnS stimulate to meet people one has never met before. Given the increasing importance of online social networking, the current study sought to determine if adolescents’ privacy protection behavior (PPB) and the factors that predict this behavior differ between SNS and SNnS. We conducted a large-scale survey with a sample of 1250 adolescents in Belgium, ranging in age from 12 to 18 years. Results showed significant differences in adolescents’ PPB between SNS and SNnS, with SNS users disclose more personal information. The study also indicated that different factors predict adolescents’ PPB on SNS and SNnS.},
  author       = {Vanwynsberghe, Hadewijch and Courtois, Cédric and Verdegem, Pieter},
  booktitle    = {Social Media : the Fourth Annual Transforming Audiences Conference, Abstracts},
  keywords     = {Parental Mediation,Privacy Protection Behavior,Netlog,Facebook,Social Networking Sites,Social Network Sites,Adolescents,Privacy},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {London, UK},
  title        = {Privacy protection behavior of adolescents: a comparison between social network and networking sites},
  year         = {2013},
}