Produced by Chris Cuffe
Everyone knows there are certain things in life that are just not meant to be shared: Chapstick for one, prescription medication, and in our digital age, our e-mail and Facebook passwords. But as The New York Times recently reported, a new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project says that more than 30% of young teenagers are ignoring the security risks and sharing their online passwords as a token of intimacy…just as in the past, they might have shared a locker combination, or class ring.
Rosalind Wiseman spoke to the Times about this trend. She’s an expert on teenagers and technology and author of the book, “Queen-bees and Wannabees, a Guide for Helping Girls Survive their Adolescence.” She joins us from the studios of WAMU in Washington.