Психология человека как субъекта познания, общения и деятельности
Social networks occupy a special place in the digital space, every day providing more and more opportunities for its users and becoming popular communication platforms, which entails the possibility of a collision with online risks. In this regard, users need to use security strategies in the social network. The results of population intergenerational research showed that adolescents, young people and adults use several actions to ensure their own safety in social networks, among which the most popular are those that allow not only to anticipate collisions with online risks, but also act as specific coping strategies with them: the refusal to place personal data in the public access, adding to the friend list real friends, the use of privacy settings to provide access to the page “for friends only” option, use the “black list” option when confronted with aggression, hostility and violence. With that, adolescents and young people use a wider repertoire of ways to ensure security compared with adults.