30 Apr 2012

Privacy Awareness Week 2012: Privacy Resources for Young People


Young people today are sophisticated users of the Internet, using this medium with ease and enthusiasm. It is important that they understand the impact that these technologies can have on their privacy, and that they have the tools and information they need to make smart decisions.

That’s why the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) forum, which includes the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, has made Privacy Resources for Young People the theme of Privacy Awareness Week 2012, April 29 – May 5.

Since 2008 our Office has been developing a variety of tools designed to teach young people about the relevance and importance of privacy when using modern technologies. The OPC has a Privacy Awareness Week 2012 web page with links to all of our privacy resources for youth, parents and educators, as well as links to privacy resources for youth developed by members of the APPA forum, at: www.priv.gc.ca/resource/paw/2012/index_e.asp.

If you would like more information on youth privacy, or to stay informed regarding our tips and tools for parents, educators and youth, visit the Office’s youth website at: www.youthprivacy.ca/.

You can also visit http://www.privacyawarenessweek.org for links to a wide variety of international privacy guidance including tips, animations, brochures, discussion topics and interactive website materials.

We also encourage you to follow us on twitter: @privacyprivee, Privacy Awareness Week: #2012PAW.


One Response

Ville Says:

I agree it’s important to teach young people about the need for privacy, but I can’t help wondering if our teaching help or not.

When I see what young people share on Facebook, Youtube, etc., it seems to me like they don’t care about privacy at all.

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