Many adults assume teens don’t care about privacy because they’re so willing to participate in social media. They want to be in public. But that doesn’t mean that they want to be public. There’s a big difference. Privacy isn’t about being isolated from others. It’s about having the capacity to control a social situation.

Why Do Kids Spend All Day on Social Media? Because They’re Not Allowed Out of the House | MIT  (via courtenaybird)

A la Snapchat, the growing propensity to share in private.

Kids want to control their content and dictate where it gets seen.

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