Preteens All Over Social Media Unsupervised [Survey]
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

small business success using social mediaThink your 10-year-old brother or sister is following Facebook’s age restriction? A new survey of preteens suggests most of them are not.

U.S. “tweens,” 10 to 12-year-olds, say they have at least one social media account and they use it without any supervision from their parents, according to the survey by online security company McAfee.

The security software giant commissioned the poll of 1,173 young people ages 10 to 23 years old and 1,301 parents, Reuters reports.

Despite the dangers — cyberbullying, pornography and sexual predators – 82 percent of preteens feel their social media sites are very safe. And 79 percent of parents think the same.

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Aaron Morrison

Aaron Morrison is an award-winning New York area-based multimedia journalist with a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University. Aaron uses video, audio, photography, the web and social networks to tell captivating stories across all media platforms. Over the last year, Aaron has worked as a general assignment reporter for the Daily Record (Gannett) in northern New Jersey. Before that, he spent the spring of 2010 as the temporary legislative relief reporter for The Associated Press' statehouse bureau in Trenton, N.J. In his down time, Aaron enjoys the company of his friends and extended family. He is a fan of culinary arts and dreams of having a home kitchen so tricked out that Julia Child turns over in her grave.