Put the phone down mom! Teens think their parents are sharing too much about them online

Mail Online | 10/10/2019 | Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
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Parents spend a lot of time worrying about how social media is affecting their children, but a new survey has found kids may be even more concerned with how their parents are using it.

Specifically, the survey found 42 percent of teens said they had a problem with what their parents posted about them on social media, and more than one in ten teens described it 'a big problem.'

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Nearly half of the teens in the survey said they'd reached out to their parent to discuss the parent's online activity.

The study, 'Civility, Safety, and Interaction Online – 2019,' was conducted by Microsoft and included over 12,500 people in 25 different counties.

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Researchers described parents who posted potentially embarrassing or troublesome information about their kids on social media as 'sharenting.'

They didn't examine whether teens reported specifically being harassed or antagonized because of their parents behavior, but two-thirds of the teens in the survey said they'd been the victim of 'online risk' and were worried about a repeat occurrence.

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