Document Type : Scientific Research Manuscript


1 social communication sciences, social sciences faculty, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Social Communication, social sciences faculty, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Social networks affect remarkably in the lives of virtual space users. These networks like most human relations involve compromising between self-disclosure and privacy protection. A process which is realized through improving privacy and empowering the user at the personal level. This study aimed to assess strategies based on online privacy literacy. In particular, strategies that Instagram young girls users should employ to achieve the optimum level of privacy. For this purpose, firstly the paradox of privacy, benefits and risks of self-disclosure are explained, then according to online privacy literacy, some social and technological strategies are introduced by which users can solve the “paradox of privacy.” In the result section, after describing the main benefits and risks of self-disclosure by girl users, the current models of using these social and technological strategies to solve the mentioned paradox are discussed. The research method is ethnography based on non-collaborative observation of Instagram pages and semi-structured interviews with 20 girl users of social networks.


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Siasirad, F., & Bicharanlou, A. (2017). The models of applying online privacy literacy strategies; A case study of Instagram girl users. Journal of Iran Cultural Research, 10(3), 125-151.  doi: 10.22631/JICR.2017.1534.2230