15.5 Million Youth Using Social Networks
In 2009, 15.5 million 12-17-year-olds will use social networks according to eMarketer, and this number is expected to grow to 17.9 million by 2013. While youth reported the majority of their social networking time is spent connecting with friends, those experiences aren’t always positive:
Over 60% of those surveyed acknowledged that the things friends wrote in their profiles could harm their careers. In addition, 48% said they could be embarrassed by what they themselves wrote, and 38% said they regretted some of the items that had appeared on their pages already.
The youth market is ripe for PlumbBrain, where we can provide tools to help kids navigate the complications of growing up online.
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