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“If you tell me yours, I’ll tell you mine.”

Photo by (cup)cake_eater, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

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 Timesrecently reported, a new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Projectsays 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.

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