Social Network Oversharing

question

Which information may end up harming you if shared on social networks?

  • Home address
  • Photos while on vacation
  • Phone number
  • Current location
  • Details about your social plans
  • Not sure

Main insights

When speaking about social media threats, the test results indicate that people tend to be more aware of the obvious threats arising from sharing their home address, telephone number or current location on social networks. More than 80% of respondents have selected ‘home address’ as information that may cause harm if shared publicly. On the other hand, information such as vacation photos or social plans seems to look more innocent to share, and potential threats it may cause tend to be overlooked: only half of the respondents have identified this type of information as risky to be shared.

If we compare results among the countries, Australians take the lead. Their scores are the highest, which indicates Australians being more familiar with social media threats than others.

Score by country

  • Australia

    Australia

    71%
  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    64%
  • United States

    United States

    63%
  • Canada

    Canada

    61%

Fully correct answers by country

  • Australia

    Australia

    43%
  • United States

    United States

    39%
  • Canada

    Canada

    38%
  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    35%