The internet has opened innumerable doors for users. But it also brings a host of risks—especially for young people.
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On average, the most popular answer among young internet users is "somewhat concerned".
But among older internet users, the most popular answer is "very concerned".
Equal shares of young and older generations reported "not being concerned at all".
Views vary greatly across countries…
In Nigeria, 72% of young people say they are "very concerned".
Only 13% of young people gave the same answer in the United Kingdom.
Data privacy is just one worry about internet use.
A majority of young people in nearly all countries surveyed see major risks for children of being online — from talking to strangers, to agreeing to meeting people in person whom they’ve met online, to being bullied or sexually harassed.
Young women are especially likely to perceive risks to life online, especially for children.