To Share or Not to Share

How Teens Make Privacy Decisions about Photos on Social Media

Building on the privacy findings from our Young Canadians in a Wired World research, this qualitative study of youth ages 13 to 16 examines the reasoning that teens apply when deciding to share photos of themselves or other people electronically. These interviews explore the ways that reputational privacy and social norms impacts teens’ decisions to post photos and investigate whether or not they actively consent to the collection and use of their personal information by the platforms they use for sharing photos.