Privacy Concern Are Now Making Parents More Conscious About the Online Information Sharing

Most of us use social media as a part of our daily life for variety of purposes. The first thing that we do after waking up is to check our social media apps and get our daily dose of information, entertainment to catch up with the world. However, this might sound very appealing that you don’t need to switch on your TV or struggle to get out of your bed to reach out for a newspaper, social media is making our lives miserable more than most of us realize. The recent scandal of data breach and privacy and confidentiality concern has only added fuel to fire, making users more concerned about their privacy.

Most of us don’t realize that the data and information that we share online with our friends might fall into the hands of scammers and blackmailers. Recently a research was conducted by Nixplay to know if the parents using social media platforms were comfortable posting personal information online, this information included their personal photos including the photos of their kids. Surprisingly the results depicted that privacy is no longer the concern of just millennial, now generation X is also taking the privacy concerns very seriously.

In the research over 2,000 American social media users were approached to know if they were comfortable in posting the pictures of their babies online. Results explain that 63 percent of the parents were hesitant when it comes to sharing the pictures of their kids online and this was specifically because of the privacy concerns. Whereas, one-third of the users with kids said that they posted on average five pictures last year on social media platforms. On asking the reasons, 85 percent of the parents said that they are concerned about their children's digital privacy and third party crooks.

Moreover, the report explained that millennials are are likely to go through the data policy/permissions before installing an app as compared to the baby boomers and generation Z.
"43 percent of consumers indicate they have often seen advertising that appears to be related to a recent verbal conversation."
Facebook was involved in paying people $20 for installing an app that would help them monitor and have access to the phone camera as well as the speaker. This is another reason that 55% of the users still, suspect that the mobile apps have access to their sensitive data making it very difficult for them to rely on the smartphones and social media platforms to take care of the privacy and confidentiality concern.

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