In Brief

How do teens manage their online privacy and gain more control over their social media accounts?

How do teens, who participate actively in Facebook, take care of their online privacy and reduce the risk of getting into trouble because of some post they made ages ago? Danah Boyd of Zephoria talked to two teen girls on their strange but very effective ‘risk reduction strategies’ on Facebook. These range from deactivating their accounts (yep, its different from deleting your account) to deleting every post, message and ‘Like’ on their profiles shortly after they’ve been posted, all in a bid to erase their digital history and give them more control over their Facebook accounts.

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