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Title: Teens' privacy management on video-sharing social media: the roles of perceived privacy risk and parental mediation
Authors: Kang, Hyunjin
Shin, Wonsun
Huang, Junru
Keywords: Social sciences::Communication
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Kang, H., Shin, W. & Huang, J. (2022). Teens' privacy management on video-sharing social media: the roles of perceived privacy risk and parental mediation. Internet Research, 32(1), 312-334.
Project: 2019-T1-002-115
Journal: Internet Research
Abstract: Purpose: This study investigates how different parental mediation strategies (active versus restrictive) and teen Douyin users' privacy risk perceptions are associated with their privacy management behaviors. Design/methodology/approach: An online survey with teen Douyin users (N = 500) was administered in mainland China. Findings: Perceived privacy risk leads teenagers to implement stricter privacy management strategies. However, different types of parental mediation have different impacts on teens' privacy management behaviors. Discussion-based active mediation is positively correlated with privacy disclosure and privacy boundary linkage, while rule-based restrictive mediation is positively associated with privacy boundary control. In addition, active mediation encourages teens to use their own judgment about privacy risks when deciding how much personal information to disclose and with whom they want to share their information. Conversely, restrictive mediation results in teens making decisions about disclosing private information without taking their own risk assessments into account. Originality/value: Video-sharing social media platforms like TikTok and Douyin have become a cultural trend among teen social media users. However, loss of privacy is a potentially serious downside of using such platforms. Despite the platforms' popularity among this age group, little is known about the ways teens manage their privacy on such social media platforms. By examining how teens' privacy risk perception and parental intervention shape three different aspects of privacy boundary management (i.e. privacy disclosure, privacy boundary linkage, and privacy boundary control), this study provides a comprehensive understanding of teen Douyin users' privacy management.
ISSN: 1066-2243
DOI: 10.1108/INTR-01-2021-0005
Schools: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
Rights: © 2021 Emerald Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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