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Teen Online & Wireless Safety Survey
Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Parental Controls

Research Findings

May 2009
Contact: Kim Thomas Cox Communications kimberly.thomas@cox.com 404-269-8057

Cox Communications Teen Online & Wireless Safety Survey, in Partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and John Walsh (Fielded among young people aged 13-18) Table of Contents
Background & Objectives…………….…………………………………………..........3 Sample & Methodology…………………………………………………………….......4 Reading the Results.……………………………………………………………………5 Executive Summary ………………………………………………....………………....6 Detailed Findings.………………………………………………....………………......14 Technology Use.………………………………………………....…………………15 Cyberbullying ………………………………………………....………………........22Sexting.………………………………………………....………………..................32 Parental Controls.……………………………………………....…………………..44 Gender Differences………...………………………………………………....……50 Research Implications.………………………………………………....…………..55 Demographic Profile………………………………………………....………………....57

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Background & Objectives
• Cox Communications, commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct a survey among U.S. teens ages 13-18. •Key objectives of this study were to: Examine teen’s online and cell phone behavior, specifically regarding: • Sending sexually suggestive text messages ore emails • Bullying others online or by text message Understand the relationship between teens and their parents regarding parental controls for the Internet Uncover how and why teens go online on their cell phone • Results from this study areintended for public release.

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Sample & Methodology
• Total sample includes 655 U.S. teens ages 13-18 • Data were weighted to be representative of the U.S population of teens ages 13-18 – Results for those ages 13-17 were weighted as needed for age, sex, race/ethnicity, parents’ education, region, and school location. – Results for those age 18were weighted as needed for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, and region. • Interviewing was conducted online from April 9 to April 21, 2009 • Survey was 12 minutes in length

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Reading the Results
In reviewing this report, please note that: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding, the acceptance of multiple responses or theexclusion of any “not sure” or “decline to answer” responses. An asterisk (*) signifies a value of less than one-half percent. A dash (-) represents a value of zero. Throughout, the following terms are used: • “Cyberbullying” is used to refer to harassment, embarrassment, or threats online or by text message. • “Cyberbullies” is used to refer to teens who have harassed, embarrassed, or threatened othersonline or by text message. • “Sexting” is used to refer to sending sexually suggestive text messages or emails with nude or nearly-nude photos. • “Sexters” is used to refer to U.S. teens ages 13-18 who have sent, received or forwarded a sexually suggestive text message or email with a nude or nearly-nude photo. • “Sext Senders” is used to refer to teens who have sent sexually suggestive textmessages or emails with nude or nearly-nude photos of themselves.

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Executive Summary

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Executive Summary (slide 1 of 7)
GENERAL TECHNOLOGY USE • Teens these days are well connected, with strong majorities having their own email address and cell phone. • They spend substantial amounts of timeonline, doing a variety of activities, such as emailing, researching, playing games, and using social networking sites.

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Executive Summary (slide 2 of 7)
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES/PUBLIC MATERIALS ONLINE • Though they are aware of the risks, many teens expose personal information about themselves online anyway. • Nearly...
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